End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off
with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles?
Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out

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London’s Oxford Street in 1965.

London’s Oxford Street in 1965, when city planning was dominated by a desire to accommodate the car. Photograph: Powell/Getty Images

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