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Ljubljana - the European capital with no cars in its center

Ljubljana has been car-free for more than 10 years

  • November 17, 2018 09:00
  • Author S. Lukanova
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The Slovenian capital of Ljubljana has been one of the few cities in Europe which has made its center car-free, and Ljubljana in particular for more than 10 years. The infrastructure in the city center is focuced primarily on pedestrians rather than personal vehichles. For all drivers, however, there are underground parking lots outside the car-free center. 

The only people who can enter the city center with a vehicle are old or disabled people or mothers with infnats. These people are also given free rides througout the area by electric taxis. Buses are also allowed and bicycles. Thanks to this policy, traffic has decreased by 12% since 2011. Other European cities also have car-free areas, but Oslo, for example, is planning to ban all cars from its city center streets by 2019. 


Source: World Economic Forum

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