With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month. In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road. But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years.
South Korea is, one project at a time, transforming itself into a model of shareability. The city of Seoul, with its Sharing City Seoul project, is positioning itself as one of the world’s great sharing cities and now, 4,300 people in the Haenggung-dong neighborhood of Suwon, which is 30 km south of Seoul, have gone car-free for the month of September.