5 cities, who are trying to give up cars
The city authorities all over the world, trying to improve the environment and reduce congestion and make life more peaceful for those living in the city center. Some are not allowed in the center of the old machines, others increase the cost of parking, others simply prohibit the entry into the city of any vehicle other than the public, according to vesti.ru
A study in 2018 showed that the Paris (along with London and Moscow) entered the top three European cities in the most polluted air. The Mayor responded to this rating and other environmental data, taking two important decisions.
Now, a weekend in the center of the city can not enter the car, issued before 1997, and the first Sunday of each month and announced all day without cars - from 10 am to 6 pm in the center of the French capital forbidden to enter the majority of vehicles. An exception is made for the residents of the central area, taxis and public transport - it is possible to enter, but not allowed to move faster 20 km / h.
The Mexican capital is one of the most polluted, but the city authorities attempted to somehow improve the environment. Since 2008, car traffic on Saturdays significantly limited, which should reduce the amount of harmful emissions by 15%. A study conducted in 2017 showed that significant improvements had not been achieved.
It turned out that people from his personal transportation declined, but actively used the taxi services or karsheringa. Experts have analyzed the situation, say that the residents of the city is really hard to give up the car and drive to transfer to public transport - such behavior they consider a sort of Mexican cultural characteristics.
The number of private cars in Copenhagen in per capita - one of the lowest in Europe. The thing is that the city is actively supporting cyclists, pitching for them not only the bike route, but also the whole velomagistrali where cars not enter.
In addition, now there is a plan for the development of the Danish capital, according to which in 2030 may prohibit the sale of gasoline and diesel cars, and from 2035 - the hybrid. Brussels
By the year 2030 in the city going to ban the use of diesel-powered vehicles, as long as seriously took up those car owners who drive old cars that pollute the air.
In the capital, established hundreds of cameras, through which are trying to track down where the drive such cars, as well as where their owners live. These motorists will pay an additional tax.
In the capital of Colombia, the program, limiting the number of cars on the streets, working since 1974.
For nearly 45 years, every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm at the city entrance street cars is prohibited. As a result of the implementation of such a program every week blocked are approximately 120 km of city streets, which moves a quarter of the capital's population - about 1, 7 million people.