Auto-ban: German town goes car-free

The Germans may have given the world the Audi and the autobahn, but they have banished everything with four wheels and an engine from the streets of Vauban ? a model brave new world of a community in the country's south-west, next to the borders with Switzerland and France. In Vauban, a suburb of the university town of Freiburg, luxuriant beds of brilliant flowers replace what would normally be parking outside its neat, middle- class homes. Instead of the roar of traffic, the residents listen to birdsong, children playing and the occasional jingle of a bicycle bell.

Auto-ban: German town goes car-free
xcel, Jun 28, 2009
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