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Lessons From Amsterdam’s Agenda – Taking “Car-Lite” to the Next Level

In 2018, the city government of Amsterdam formulated the "Amsterdam Agenda Autoluw" which aims to push the city towards a "car-lite" vision, increasing city space for pedestrians and cyclists.  But how have they taken what...

“Healthy Streets Everyday” Keeps the Cars Away: How a London Project Is Transforming Urban Neighbourhoods

What are the 10 evidence-based essential ingredients for a "healthy street", and how can you make sure yours tick all the boxes? What Are "Healthy Streets"? The Healthy Streets approach, developed by public health and transport specialist Lucy...

Let’s Re-Design to Go Back in Time: How to Re-Purpose Car Space for People

Our cities are car-obsessed. The result? Urban space that is invaluable and useless most of the time because it only serves one purpose: a place for cars to park. But have you ever stopped...

How Oslo Hit Reverse On Its City Street Parking and Revived City Life – and How Your City Can Too

Oslo is one of the world leaders when it comes to going car-free. Its downtown city area is now almost completely free of cars. But how did this city manage to succeed in getting...

London’s Road to Recovery: Car-Free After COVID

On deciding how to emerge from the global pandemic, London announced it was going to build back a healthier and safer city by making drastic improvements to its walking and cycling infrastructure. It now...

How to Build a City for Women – and Why Cars Take a “Back Seat” in Feminist Urban Planning

Have our cities really been built with gender bias in their design? How did this happen, what does a "feminist" city really look like, and how can a female perspective in urban planning be...

Getting Over Our “Car Crush”: How to Encourage Sustainable Commuting In the Workplace

Commuters are one of the key target groups when it comes to encouraging more active modes of transport – so what can be done by employers and large companies to encourage their employees to...

Car-Free to the Finnish Line: Tips From Helsinki’s Smart Mobility Trials

In May 2020, Finland concluded its three-year "Last Mile" smart mobility project which aimed to provide innovative smart mobility solutions for tourists, residents and commuters in the Helsinki metropolitan region. But what was actually...
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Oslo: The Journey to Car-Free | Streetfilms

Founded in 2006, Streetfilms produces short films showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. With currently around 600 Streetfilms being available to watch, share,...