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6 Places Where Cars Are Banned (Slideshow)

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6 Places Where Cars Are Banned (Slideshow)


Could you live in a place where cars are banned?

If you rely on your car to get you around, it’s hard to imagine living in a place where you can’t even drive one. But as these communities will show, it’s entirely possible, and, perhaps, a more ideal lifestyle. Less pollution, more community, relative peace and quiet, more exercise, better public transportation — the benefits of car-free living are astounding. Check out just a handful of the many car-free communities across the world.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:26PM PDT on Jul 31, 2015

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4:18AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

Would be nice if we had these kinds of places in Australia...

1:55PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

I grew up in North Carolina. The last I've heard, Bald Head Island doesn't allow cars; everyone goes around on golf carts. It's more of a vacation spot than anything else, but there are a lot of people who take the ferry from Southport every morning to work.

8:30AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:40AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Timesquare could be an example for a lot of big city!

2:40AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Magnific places, thanks for sharing.

7:37AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

very cool

4:04AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Sark and Herm in the Channel Islands are too small to have cars. I think cars are a bit overrated. I don't miss them.

5:15PM PDT on May 23, 2012


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