Urban Fold

Car-Free

Un-American to some, symbol of oblivious privilege to others, the urban hipster is a polarizing character. But the stereotype also lays blanket criticism on those simply trying to make people-scaled cities work.
Apr 22, 2015   kevinklinkenberg.com
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
This slideshow form <em>Mother Nature Network</em> shows seven globa cities that are completely free of cars.
Aug 2, 2009   Mother Nature Network
Hayward, which is an East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has laid the groundwork for a nearly car-free housing development for environmentally conscious living.
Jun 9, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Vauban, Germany is a new suburb that is part of the 'smart planning movement'. It is car-free, i.e. the streets are car-free, while car ownership is allowed but restricted to two garages, and the cost unbundled. Only 30% of families own cars.
May 12, 2009   The New York Times - Environment
Michigan's Mackinac Island has been car-free since 1898. GOOD Magazine pays a visit to the island and finds that far from being Luddite, the island is very progressive, from extensive wifi to hydroelectric power.
May 12, 2009   GOOD Magazine
In order to reduce his carbon footprint, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is providing an excellent example for all municipal leaders by giving up his car.
Apr 23, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Young Japanese men and women are ditching the car as a status symbol, sparking concern for car companies.
Jan 7, 2009   The Oregonian
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans for car-free days on a nearly 7-mile section of road in Manhattan.
Aug 9, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels recently announced a plan to close off certain roads to cars on Sundays starting this month. Local business owners are worried that closures will keep people away.</p>
Aug 6, 2008   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer