After the first year of Stockholm's congestion charge, the local Left
party has suggested putting in carfree zones in central Stockholm.
They want to start with "the older parts of the City area" and exempt
taxis, the disabled, ambulances and fire trucks, and certain
deliveries. I believe "the older parts of the City area" means the
central station and a few blocks north and east, as well as Gamla
stan, the medieval town.
As models they mention Freiburg, Gent, Zermatt, Copenhagen,
Groningen, Strasbourg, Curitiba, and Venice.
They point out that so-called environment cars do not solve the
issues of pollution, congestion, noise and accidents.
They conclude by noting that the rule of cars is not God-given and
it's time to reclaim the streets, for the sake of a pleasant life and
acting responsibly in the face of climate change.
Dags för bilfri innerstad!