Cities that are designed for cars now have the problem of switching from the traffic-causing polluting machines. Most places can’t build more roads so they need to use what they have more effiencetly. This means repurposing some roads or only having roads used for efficient transit solutions instead of old-school inefficient automobiles. Here are nine cities that are in the process of getting rid of cars.
1.Â MADRID, SPAIN
THE PLAN:Â The boundaries of Madridâ€™s current car-free zone are continuouslyÂ expanding outwards, reaching a square mile earlier this year. While those who live within the zone are allowed to take their cars inside, those who donâ€™t have a guaranteed parking space canÂ expect a hefty fine. New smart parking meters throughout the city can also gauge vehiclesâ€™ fuel-efficiency,Â so gas-guzzler owners will have to pay more at the meter.
ECO-BONUS:Â As a greener alternative, Madridâ€™sÂ new bike share programÂ supplies 1,500 bikes stationed at 120 different locations throughout the city.