A city without cars
Our model defends the idea that the total number of cars that are needed for the city to function properly is far lower than people think. Suppressing indiscriminate parking in central streets is one of the key measures that makes it possible to mitigate the effects of traffic jams and the abuse of the passenger car. The new mobility model encourages destination traffic and prevents search and through-traffic with the enforcement of active dissuasive measures. Search traffic may be prevented by regulating indiscriminate parking. Most streets in the inner ring are under constant police surveillance and follow a free-of-charge service-focused parking scheme. There are about 3,500 parking spaces available free of charge throughout the perimeter of the inner ring –a 10-minute walk from the center– and almost 4,500 underground paid parking spaces in the city.
Main Topic
Mobility futures: accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility
All Topics
Mobility futures: accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility
Zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment
  • Neighbourhood or Local community
  • City and peri-urban
  • Local government
Main Activity
Designing policies and/or (management) strategies;
  • Designing policies and/or (management) strategies
This initiative was provided by the SGD consortium.
This initiative is self-reported and not identified by the SHARED GREEN DEAL Consortium
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For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds ( and Dr Rosie Robison (

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