Car-Free

Something strange is taking place in the City by the Bay. It's not just experiencing a growth in carless households—carless households are actually replacing those with cars.
Aug 18, 2014   S.F. Streetsblog
Bolivia took two million cars off the street in nine cities during the "National Day of the Pedestrian." The event arrived when President Evo Morales' government plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest, the BBC reports.
Sep 6, 2011   BBC
New ideas are emerging to address the mobility issues faced by cities. One specific project focuses on the epicenter of congested America: Los Angeles.
Jul 28, 2011   Metropolis
Cities plan to cut off individual parking garages is a gamble, says Josie Garthwaite in National Geographic -- yet making it impossible to park is one of the few yet most effective tools that reduces driving.
Jul 20, 2011   National Geographic
Jeff Prant of Carbusters pays a visit to New York's Times Square, and marvels at its transformation into a true public square.
Jan 13, 2011   Carbusters Online
Asrai Ord explicates Rebecca Solnit's belief that "the car has become a prosthetic… for a conceptually impaired body or a body impaired by the creation of a world that is no longer human in scale."
Sep 25, 2010   The Planning Pool
Oakland, California recently closed off two miles of city street to cars, creating a Bogota-inspired ciclovia, dubbed 'Oaklavia'.
Jul 9, 2010   Streetsblog
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> looks at 6 cities that could potentially go car-lite or car-free.
Jan 27, 2010   Treehugger
It will take a long time for the US to embrace pedestrians, bicycling, and electric carts as substitutes for cars in our communities. And yet an inevitable change is coming that will significantly increase environmental quality, and restore real community and economic viability. Changing legislation, master planning, and the development of car-reduced and car-free communities will move us forward, writes Greg Ramsey. Exclusive
Dec 28, 2009  By Greg Ramsey
The New York Times Automobiles Section discusses the growing population of Americans living car-free.
Oct 22, 2009   The New York Times
Local businesses on a busy Vancouver street that had been hosting weekly car-free events this summer have protested and effectively cancelled the event.
Aug 11, 2009   CBC