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Car Ban

September 9, 2019, 7am PDT
If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs legislation by San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting, motorists who want to drive the 'world's most crooked street,' a huge tourist draw, will be forced to participate in a pilot 'reservation and pricing program.'
California Assembly Press Release
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.
CityLab
June 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new conservative administration says it wants to do away with the ban on cars in the city center.
CityLab
July 2, 2018, 6am PDT
After failing to implement a car ban, Oslo officials are converting downtown street parking into public space.
Fast Company
April 23, 2018, 10am PDT
Starting June 27, cars will no longer be allowed to drive through Central Park.
AM New York
November 22, 2017, 2pm PST
Could a political movement to ban cars be gaining momentum in North America?
Treehugger
March 24, 2011, 12pm PDT
A lawmaker in New York has introduced a plan to ban cars from Central Park and Prospect Park.
The New York Post
Feature
July 26, 2010, 10am PDT
The oldest city in the Americas bans cars from its colonial streets and outlines a plan to make San Juan more livable. David Soto gives us a look at this ambitious plan.
David Soto
September 29, 2008, 5am PDT
Once a week, car-flooded streets convert into bike- and pedestrian-flooded public parks in crowded Mexico City.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2008, 8am PDT
Despite improved air quality, China says it has no plans to continue the car control measures it has enacted during the Olympics to clean the city's air.
Reuters
July 24, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Officials in San Francisco have proposed permanently banning cars from a 2.3 mile section of Market Street, downtown's major thoroughfare.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle