"Cities Worldwide Are Reimagining Their Relationship With Cars"

"At a time when most of humanity lives in cities, where do cars belong — especially the old, polluting ones that make city air foul for people to breathe?

That question has vexed city officials across the world. Many are trying a variety of measures to reimagine the role of automobiles, the machines that forever changed how people move.

The immediate motivation is clear: City dwellers want cleaner, healthier air and less traffic. The long-term payoffs can be big: Curbing transportation emissions, which account for nearly a fourth of all greenhouse gases, is vital to staving off climate catastrophes."

Somini Sengupta and Nadja Popovich report for the New York Times November 14, 2019, with illustrations by Tim Peacock.

Source: NY Times, 11/15/2019