What’s this? Smart planning, you say?
Residents in Vauban, Germany have litterally given up their cars.
Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district on the outskirts of Freiburg, near the Swiss border. Vauban’s streets are completely “car-free” — except the main thoroughfare, where the tram to downtown Freiburg runs, and a few streets on one edge of the community. Car ownership is allowed, but there are only two places to park…As a result, 70 percent of Vauban’s families do not own cars, and 57 percent sold a car to move here.
More over at the NY Times.