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Aug 3 UK Climate news: Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges [1]

2020[edit | edit source]


May 15 London news: Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased [2]

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May 9 Sustainable transport UK: UK plans £250m boost for cycle lanes and fast-track e-scooter trials [3]

Apr 29 "Like watching decades of activism happen in a month": how city mayors are using Covid-19 to clear cars from the streets [4]

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Apr 21 Italy: Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown [5]

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Apr 20 Sustainable transport UK: Coronavirus: Banning cars made easier to aid social distancing [6]

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Apr 7 Birmingham: ‘Cities have been invaded by cars. Now they are being liberated’ [7]

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Mar 27 Sustainable transport UK: Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport [8]

Mar 23 Sustainable transport UK: Electric car emissions myth 'busted' [9]

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Mar 10 San Francisco: What Happened After Market Street Went Car-Free [10]

Feb 29 Free transport in Luxembourg, but what's the cost? [11]

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Jan 26 Sustainable transport UK: Brighton, Bristol, York ... city centres signal the end of the road for cars [12]

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Jan 2 Germany cuts fares for long-distance rail travel in response to climate crisis [13]

2019[edit | edit source]

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Aug 20 In Freiburg 79 percent of trips taken as a pedestrian, by bike, or by public transport. [14]

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Mar 5 Norway: Oslo Is (Almost) Car-Free -- And Likes It That Way [15]

2018[edit | edit source]

Luxembourg Makes All Public Transportation Free, Dec 10 [16]

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Dec 4 Sustainable transport UK: Memory lanes: the ramblers trying to save 10,000 lost footpaths [17]

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Nov 27 The electric scooter scheme taking over Paris [18]

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One Ecuadorian City Is Converting Its Entire Bus Fleet To Electric By March 2019, Nov 14 [19]


France: 'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city, Oct 15 [20]

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Paris: Journée sans voiture: les 4 premiers arrondissements de Paris piétons un dimanche par mois, Sep 17 [21]

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Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train, Sep 17 [22]

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Paris Gets Serious About Free Transit, May 16 [23]

1000 Electric Buses To Spearhead Paris Goal Of 100% Zero Emissions Public Transportation, Apr 23 [24]

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In Germany’s Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars, Feb 27 [25]


Belgium: Brussels to make public transport free on high air pollution days, Feb 26 [26]

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German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution, Feb 14 [27]

2017[edit | edit source]


France: How This Petite French Town Turned a Stadium Boondoggle Into Free Public Transportation, Oct 25 [28]


London news: New Economics Foundation calls for ‘Khan’s Cars’ as mutually-owned alternative to Uber, Sep 22 [29]

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Finland: How one city plans to steer residents away from driving, Sep 26 [30]

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Pollution levels in Bolivia plummet on nationwide car-free day, Sep 3 [31]

How BlaBlaCar is Revolutionizing the Way Carpooling Works Around the World, Jul 31 [32]


India news: India moves into low-carbon mobility fast lane, Jul 31 [33]

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How Barcelona is reducing daily car journeys, Jul 3 [34]

Google’s new driverless car test wants everyday families to be first riders, Apr 25 [35]

When roads are closed, where does the traffic go? Traffic evaporation and Braess's paradox, Mar 28 [36]

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Sustainable transport UK: Scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside, Mar 20 [37]


Ireland: Over 2,000 back petition for Galway Greenway, Mar 15 [38]

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Barcelona Plans Europe's Largest Car Ban Yet, Mar 7 [39]


Singapore May Have Designed the World's Best Bus Stop, Mar 1 [40]

European Commission honours Malmö and Brussels as leaders in sustainable mobility, Mar [41]

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China news: China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution, Feb 27 [42]

Ethical and user-friendly transportation options, Feb 24 [43]


France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases, Feb 23 [44]

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free, Feb 10 [45]

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Oslo Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy an E-Bike, Jan 31 [46]

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Texas: Bayou Greenways, Jan 5 [47]

2016[edit | edit source]

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New Ridesharing Alternatives Thrive After Uber Leaves Austin, Jul 6 [48]

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Oct 16 Extinction Rebellion's car-free streets showcase the possibility of a beautiful, safe and green future [49]


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Sustainable transport UK: The young are falling out of love with their cars. It's an opportunity we musn't waste. Aug 8 [50]


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Sustainable transport UK: Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past, John Harris, Oct 23 [51]

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Sustainable transport USA: 101 ways to improve transportation in your city, Sep 20 [52]

Q&A: LibreTaxi's Roman Pushkin on Why He Made a Free, Open-Source Alternative to Uber and Lyft, Mar 22 [53]

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Sustainable transport UK: The train now standing at Platform 3 is … a Co-op? Mar 16 [54]


So are trams really better than buses? Dec 1 [55]

50 reasons why everyone should want more walkable streets, Aug 24 [56]

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Sustainable transport UK: The People’s Railway: A Cooperative Opportunity? Jun 28 [57]


Towards Decentralized Autonomous Transportation Networks? December 26 [58]

The transformative potential of self-driving electric cars, September 25 [59]

Intelligent Mobility and the Long Walk to Freedom from Cars, August 12 [60]


TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Momentum builds for the open streets movement, December 24 [61]

Caloryville: The Two-Wheeled City, February 14 [62] In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?

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