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Six cities that could go car free (almost) tomorrow - Am now adding these cities to my bucket list via @csgmclaren

Six cities that could go car free (almost) tomorrow - Am now adding these cities to my bucket list via @csgmclaren

Stylized 3D map of Guangzhou credit Colin Zhu at flickr. Freiburg , Germany's Vauban development is the most well-known example of a city area that has successfully turned away from car-centric culture. It's a big step that can be fraught with difficulties and also with a huge reward: more people-friendly, livable streets. Suprisingly, there are scores of car-free zones around the globe, but very few cities (we're talking populations of 50,000 or more citizens) seriously and consistently are pursuing the necessary planning measures to move to car free, or even car lite. However, here are five cities and one bonus entry that could begin the transition. 1. Geneva, Switzerland is Rich and Ready. Earlier in January 2010, Geneva's City Council members voted 2 to 1 to close 200 of the city's streets to car traffic . That's a huge first move put forth by the Green Party but suppo...

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