July 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In sharp contrast to France's yellow vest demonstrations against fuel tax hikes, Madrid residents took to the streets to keep them free of motor vehicles after new leaders were elected who vowed to rescind the driving ban enacted last November.
June 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new conservative administration says it wants to do away with the ban on cars in the city center.
March 16, 2019, 11am PDT
An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
December 25, 2018, 1pm PST
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
December 21, 2018, 7am PST
Many streets and cities are designed for vehicles instead of for pedestrians. But policies and programs in cities around the world, and even in the United States, might be signaling a shift in priorities.
May 16, 2018, 10am PDT
A suite of restrictions under consideration in Madrid would eliminate short-term rentals from 95 percent of the city.
May 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Mayors of Paris, Brussels, and Madrid fight for cleaner air for their citizens. Barcelona has not yet joined the plaintiffs.
December 17, 2016, 9am PST
Spain's capital may build a huge casino, but many fear that the facility will flounder in the way similar mega-projects have in the past.
December 7, 2016, 11am PST
Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, and Athens will ban diesel cars and vans by 2025.
February 8, 2016, 9am PST
Madrid, already famous for deciding to impose stringent limitations on driving, has a plan to blanket the city in green to increase its resilience to the effects of climate change.
December 15, 2015, 9am PST
Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.
December 12, 2015, 9am PST
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays of The Guardian-Cities chronicles the advancement of the international urban car-free movement as well as auto regulations that focus on air pollution. The most recent city to join the growing list is Oslo, Norway
November 12, 2015, 5am PST
With a growing reputation for heavy local pollution, the city of Madrid will impose reduced speed limits and driving restrictions in its central core. On bad days, transit will be free to ride.
August 26, 2015, 5am PDT
Friday's foiled attempt by an alleged terrorist to massacre civilians on a Paris-bound, high-speed Thalys train has raised fears that a similar attack could be launched on one of America's lesser-speed trains. Are current security measures adequate?
The New York Times - U.S.
February 17, 2015, 8am PST
If you want great access to an airport, go overseas—that's the main finding of a study by Golden Gateway Alliance, a Manhattan-based airport advocacy organization. Tied for dead-last in terms of access is Denver and a certain New York airport.
January 12, 2015, 1pm PST
The atlantalarry blog shares news of a study in the Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence journal that used gelocalized tweets to map out nightlife areas in Madrid, London, and Manhattan.
September 29, 2014, 12pm PDT
Madrid, Spain is taking the next steps in restricting vehicular access to its urban core in the hopes of completely pedestrianizing central Madrid by 2020.
May 1, 2014, 11am PDT
To deal with its high pollution levels, which rank worse than the EU average, Madrid will implement a new parking fee system that charges more for the most polluting cars. Electric cars will park for free.
December 15, 2013, 7am PST
Las Vegas Sands and its billionaire owner Sheldon G. Adelson have cancelled outlandish plans to build a $30 billion megacasino near Madrid.
December 5, 2013, 8am PST
Completed about every 15 years, Madrid's General Urban Plan sets out a long-term vision for the city's development. The newest iteration replaces a "dud" from 1997 that has "dogged the city for years," reports Feargus O'Sullivan.