Germany’s “Green” City (with more bikes than cars!)

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A Tale of Two Towns: Car-free vs. Not (Zermatt & St. Moritz)

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Further Reading & References

Type Ashton

Freiburg is fighting to become walkable after being resigned for cars post-WWII

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“Missing Freiburg” – buildings destroyed
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Die letzte Autofahrt durch die Freiburger Innenstadt 1973

Freiburg: Germany’s futuristic city set in a forest – BBC Travel

Dichte von Personenkraftwagen in europäischen Ländern im Jahr 2021

Stock of vehicles by category and NUTS 2 regions

Freiburg’s way to sustainability: the role of integrated urban and transport planning

The Freiburg Pedestrian Zone

The World’s Greenest Cities: Freiburg, Germany

This German neighborhood has everything. Except cars.

Creating a ‘Car-Free’ Community

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Car-free futures: How European cities are embracing green transport

Is this the greenest city in the world?

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0:00 Intro
0:36 About Freiburg im Breisgau
1:06 Altstadt
2:14 Type Ashton
2:43 Destruction from WW2 and Cars
4:16 How Freiburg became so great
6:05 The suburb of Vauban
8:35 Other suburbs aren’t so great
9:10 Bicycle infrastructure
10:00 TRAMS!!
11:39 Getting out of the city
12:24 Freiburg Hauptbanhof
13:13 Why can’t we build like this today?
14:20 Car-free cities & Nebula
15:40 Supporter Shout-out