Pictures: Twelve car-free city zones

12pm, April 21st, 2017

Planners around the world have found that closing whole areas to motor traffic has benefits beyond cutting down on pollution. It creates places to saunter, bike, exercise, and just hang out. City denizens typically walk or take mass transit on the daily jaunts that require drives for their compatriots who live in the suburbs or beyond. It’s a large part of the reason that per-person energy use and carbon emissions are relatively low in urban places. This link provides twelve very successful examples of car-free zones.