Photographer's Note

Paris is home to 15,100 taxis which transport more than 500,000 of the city's 9,600,000 residents, visitors and business people each day.


The word TAXI, came into use in 1906 as an abbreviation of "Taximeter", and went on to become the word that appears in more languages than any other.

On December 13, 1909, first one-way street is inaugurated in the rue de Mogador and Chaussée d'Antin.

The first traffic light was put in service in 1922 in the crossroads of the rue de Rivoli and the Boulevard de Sebastopol.

The 4082 streets of Paris add up a 1354 kilometres length. The longest, the rue de Vaugirard, measures 4.360 kilometres and shortest, the rue des Degrés, measures 5.75 metres.

The 36 bridges of Paris, put end to end, would represent a length of more than 5 kilometres.

For those who can’t get enough of taxi signs, here’s some others from Tokyo, New York and London.

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