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Vauban – The car-free town

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The inhabitants of Vauban in Germany have banned the car from their town and now move around their virtually silent roads on foot or on bike. The district’s 5000 ecologically minded residents have outlawed the car and banned parking in streets, driveways and home garages. Whilst in the town cars might be forbidden, a third of the town’s households keep a car in one of two tolerated parking places, set up for those still needing a car, at the town’s limits.

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