A neighborhood that learned to live without cars

There’s life without cars. That’s what a neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon discovered when it embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood got rid of every car. The city handed out 400 temporary bikes and electric scooters to neighbors. Shuttle buses ran every 15 minutes to take people to their cars, parked outside the neighborhood. The community transformed. Cafes and restaurants added new sidewalk seating, and the streets filled with people. It often looked a lot like car-free streets look during “Sunday Streets” events in other places, but the length of the experiment helped show how people could actually live without cars in everyday life.

 

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A neighborhood that learned to live without cars

There’s life without cars. That’s what a neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon discovered when it embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood got rid of every car. The city handed out 400 temporary bikes and electric scooters to neighbors. Shuttle buses ran every 15 minutes to take people to their cars, parked outside the neighborhood. The community transformed. Cafes and restaurants added new sidewalk seating, and the streets filled with people. It often looked a lot like car-free streets look during “Sunday Streets” events in other places, but the length of the experiment helped show how people could actually live without cars in everyday life.

 

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