Hamburg, Germany Plans On Banning All Cars by 2034

Hamburg, Germany Plans On Banning All Cars by 2034Image via Lonely Planet

When you're a pedestrian, you hate drivers. And when you're driving, you hate pedestrians. In that epic struggle pedestrians are about to reign supreme in Hamburg, Germany. The city is launching a plan called the Green Network that will rid it of all cars by 2034

The city's infrastructure predates cars, so the roads make driving difficult. On top of that, 1.8 million, people—a population larger than Philadelphia—are packed into a city the size of Lexington, Ky., which has 300,000 people. Getting rid of cars will give the residents room to breathe. 

Once all the cars are gone, the city will build a 292-square-mile network to connect its parks and gardens. That'll allow residents to "explore the city exclusively by bike or on foot," says city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch. 

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