Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month . In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road . But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years. About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and squares. For the first time ever, the city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes. It’s all part of the “Green Network Plan ,” which aims to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years. According to city spokeswoman Ang...

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