Positive Future #289 (Feature photo – Traffic Congestion – CCA 3.0 Unported)
When Miguel Fernandez Lores became mayor of Ponteverdra – a modest city of 85,000 people -he immediately set about deleting cars.
Steve Hanley, a journalist for CleanTechnica, takes us on an interesting discovery of what happens when cars go away. Interestingly, the much larger city of Oslo, Norway (675,000 people) is now working to remove cars from the city center as well – not without controversy, however.
Read about how the city has added 12,000 new residents and how small businesses are thriving in an area absent big box stores: