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Madrid to Expand Non-Residential Vehicle Restrictions
Karissa Rosenfield shares news out of Madrid, Spain: the city will close off an additional 190 hectares of its central core to traffic, bringing the total area of the city with restricted vehicular access to 352 hectacres.
Here's how Madrid's system works: "vehicles not belonging to residents within the city’s four most central barrios will be restricted to large avenues. If a vehicle enters the car-less zone, and does not have access to one of the 13 official parking lots, the owner will be automatically ticketed €90 ($115 U.S)." In Spanish, the restricted areas are called Áreas de Prioridad Residencial.
"The new legislation is part of a larger goal to completely pedestrianization central Madrid by 2020," according to Rosenfield, who shares the news as originally reported in Spanish byPolitica.