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Since the invention of the automobile, increasingly car-oriented street networks have encouraged people to drive more, while simultaneously discouraging and, even criminalizing, walking. The result has been growing health issues, car accidents, and environmental problems. In response, city planners are experimenting with different methods to change the trend. Check out a series of bold moves and programs these leading cities are testing for car-free-ideals. Image:...

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April 16, 2016

Since the invention of the automobile, increasingly car-oriented street networks have encouraged people to drive more, while simultaneously discouraging and, even criminalizing, walking. The result has been growing health issues, car accidents, and environmental problems. In response, city planners are experimenting with different methods to change the trend. Check out a series of bold moves and programs these leading cities are testing for car-free-ideals.

Image: CC Image courtesy of Gerald Streiter on Flickr