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In Pontevedra, efforts to turn streets over to people has improved quality of life -- and proven politically popular.
Ignacio Amigo August 30, 2017

The crossings would accommodate streetcars, pedestrians and cyclists but not automobiles, the City of Helsinki says.

September 29, 2016

 A purist for the carfree cause makes his case in the Washington Post

March 14, 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
Assessing the legacy of a Korean neighborhood's month-long experiment in car-free living.
Anna Valmero October 23, 2015

Norway’s newly elected city council also plans to boost funding for bike and pedestrian lanes, trams and buses, Reuters reports. 

October 22, 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

From lowering speed limits to closing roads to traffic, cities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia are restricting vehicles, the Economist reports. 

October 6, 2015

Temporary road closures don’t alter driving habits, a professor of transportation writes in The Conversation

September 30, 2015

Mayor Anne Hidalgo touts the car-free day as a way to tackle air pollution, Forbes reports. 

September 11, 2015

More than 100 cities nationwide have pedestrian-only streets, The City Fix reports. 

July 23, 2015

The popularity of Mumbai’s car-free Sundays has motivated transportation advocates to promote other alternatives to vehicles, Urb.im reports. 

July 21, 2015

The South Korean city’s month-long ban on cars in 2013 transformed streets into playgrounds, The Pop-Up City reports. 

April 21, 2015

The other main factor is availability of transit options, Governing reports. 

February 27, 2015

It’s possible to get around sprawling Houston without an automobile if you live in the urban core, Governing reports. 

February 23, 2015

Dubai hopes to remove 7,000 vehicles from its roads on February 4, the city’s annual Car Free Day, Green Prophet reports. 

January 22, 2015

Berkeley, California Mayor Tom Bates reinforces his environmentalism by relying on public transit and his feet to get around town, Takepart reports. 

January 13, 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

The annual prohibition on cars in Bolivian cities is designed to encourage fitness and community engagement while temporarily slashing auto emissions, The City Fix reports. 

October 7, 2014

The only vehicles to be permitted in Madrid’s city center would be those owned by residents who live there and motorcycles and delivery trucks during limited hours, Streetsblog USA reports. 

October 2, 2014
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