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India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.
A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports.
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.
Proposals include charging a fee for drivers entering the city with older, polluting cars, blue & green tomorrow reports.
A sharp increase in ozone levels is occurring despite anti-pollution efforts, PRI reports.
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.
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.
The Indian capital will impose restrictions on cars and trucks, shutter some coal plants and expand bus service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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.
Two European capitals known for their environmental consciousness are responding to hazardous smog levels this week, AFP reports.
The Paris mayor’s proposal would bar most vehicles from four central-city districts while adding bike lanes and prioritizing pedestrians, AFP reports.
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.
Each Sunday morning, Jakarta closes its main roads to tens of thousands of pedestrians, bikers and joggers, The Jakarta Post reports.
Limiting the number of new cars on the roads is intended to keep emissions in check and alleviate congestion, Bloomberg reports.