Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm

Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm

Cities around the world are beginning to prioritize people over vehicles by closing major streets to traffic and opening them up to pedestrians, cyclists, public transit.

Key findings

“Places like Amsterdam are seeking to ban all gas-powered cars from its downtown by 2030.”

New York City has closed off certain streets to cars, which has created a better place for pedestrians, bicyclists, and has increased bus speeds by 30 percent.

San Francisco has voted to close Market Street to cars, with a plan to reduce the width of the street, widen sidewalks, and add an eight-foot-wide bike lane.

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