Car Restrictions

Car Restrictions
In Pontevedra, efforts to turn streets over to people has improved quality of life -- and proven politically popular.
Ignacio Amigo August 30, 2017
Local authorities are increasingly pressuring car manufacturers by wielding major regulatory and purchasing power.
Gregory Scruggs April 24, 2017
An article in the Journal of the American Planning Association kicks off a debate among urban planners on the value of compact city designs.
David Hatch March 3, 2017

India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.  

November 8, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Peñalosa discusses his return to office, fighting inequality and some downsides of decentralization.
Neal Peirce and Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016

The prohibition follows recent moves by London and Paris to ban or limit older vehicles from city roads, the Times of India and NPR report. 

July 25, 2016

Proposals include charging a fee for drivers entering the city with older, polluting cars, blue & green tomorrow reports.

July 12, 2016

A sharp increase in ozone levels is occurring despite anti-pollution efforts, PRI reports. 

May 18, 2016
With a car-free center and ambitious 'zero waste' plans, Slovenia's capital shows that small cities can lead on urban sustainability.
Simone d'Antonio January 29, 2016

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says it’s time to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and turn them over to public transit, cyclists and pedestrians, The Star reports. 

January 12, 2016

A scheme to clean the air by banning half the city’s drivers each day has not been vetted, Dinesh Mohan writes in the Indian Express.

December 27, 2015

The Indian capital will impose restrictions on cars and trucks, shutter some coal plants and expand bus service, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

December 14, 2015

Mayor Fernando Haddad has widened sidewalks and added bike paths and bus lanes in a quest to wean residents from cars, the New York Times reports.

October 9, 2015

Two European capitals known for their environmental consciousness are responding to hazardous smog levels this week, AFP reports. 

March 23, 2015

The Paris mayor’s proposal would bar most vehicles from four central-city districts while adding bike lanes and prioritizing pedestrians, AFP reports. 

December 12, 2014

A former chief planner for Vancouver, Canada views Perth as a car-crazed city that needs to invest more in public transit and high-density development, the West Australian reports. 

November 18, 2014

Each Sunday morning, Jakarta closes its main roads to tens of thousands of pedestrians, bikers and joggers, The Jakarta Post reports. 

September 19, 2014

Limiting the number of new cars on the roads is intended to keep emissions in check and alleviate congestion, Bloomberg reports.

April 3, 2014
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