Germany Imagines Suburbs Without Cars

nytimes-car-free-suburbCan you imagine living in a car-free suburb?  A recent NYTimes article highlights an effort underway in Vauban, Germany (outskirts of Freiburg, near the French and Swiss borders).

“Vauban, completed in 2006, is an example of a growing trend in Europe, the United States and elsewhere to separate suburban life from auto use, as a component of a movement called ‘smart planning.'”

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Nearly Car-Free Cities: Though not quite car-free, Vauban, Germany, is a highly “car-reduced” suburb

Room for Debate Blog
Car-free in America?  The NYtimes asked some urban planners, developers and other experts to comment.  Read what they have to say here.