Thursday, April 8, 2010


Recently I had mentioned there being an island close to Cancun that is car-free. I found some information - not on the island, but - on Vauban, a district in the city of Freiburg, Germany.

Here's a YouTube video:

Here's a Wikipedia link (jump here for 'Transport').

It's all so fascinating, the measures some cities have made towards smart planning. How do you find it - as a wave of the future, or a breath of fresh air from the past, per our very-easy-on-the-eyes The Resident reporter?


  1. You might like this site too: - it's been around for years but actually focuses on how to design car-free cities. It's pretty awesome.

  2. I don't know how I missed this, but I can tell that I'll be diving into it quite regularly. That's fabulous; thanks, Aussie. :)