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7 European cities focusing on pedestrians

And away from cars

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Several European cities are slowly ditching cars as the dominant means of access to homes, jobs, goods, and services, according to a story in EcoBuilding Pulse:

A United Kingdom study found that typical drivers spend 106 days of their lives looking for parking. Commuters relying on personal transit to get to the world’s densest center cities probably spend even more time in search of spaces. This, among a slew of other reasons like pollution and quality of life, are why some cities are turning to street design that focuses on the pedestrian, not the driver.

Here are seven cities where urban planners are focusing on neighborhood design that won’t accommodate the car. MORE

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