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7 Places Without Cars

By Edited Jun 16, 2016 1 0

Nowadays it is pretty common to find car-free pedestrian zones in the center of cities, where people just walk or use a bicycle to get around. However the respective leaders, the presence of cars is forbidden within the whole town.

No Cars in Venice

I will now show you a list of seven places where you will not be able to find a car and thus they are an example of sustainable transport.

Venice

This well-known and tourist Italian city is probably the most famous traffic-free place in the world. In the tourist zone everybody gets around by foot or sailing its legendary canals. You’ll only find vehicles at the bus station.

Cinque Terre

This portion of coast is also located in Italy. The “Five Lands” comprises five villages which are part of the Cinque Terre National Park.  While you can move between the five villages by train or by boat, cars cannot reach the zone from the outside.

Rhodes

It is the principal city of the homonymous Greek island. If you visit this place, you can see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes and a lot of the streets are too narrow for automobile circulation.

Lovain-la-Neuve

This Belgian city is actually a campus university where the streets open to the traffic are buried. It is the biggest city in the continental Europe that forbids the motorized traffic over its surface.

A coach, not a car
Zermatt

There are several touristic complexes in Switzerland where automobile circulation is not allowed, such as Braunwald, Riederalp, Saas-Fee or Wengen. However Zermatt is a curious case, since cars with combustion engines are forbidden, but not electrical ones. You might also see a coach or two there.

 

 

Bicycle City

This place on South Carolina is, as its name states, an exclusive territory for bicycles and pedestrians. Large parking lots in the limit of the city encourage you to leave the car and get around using the bike lanes.

Fes el Bali

This Moroccan town is the biggest car-free urban area in the world, but it is also famous for having the oldest university, the University of al-Qarawiyyin.

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