Bilar på en väg. Foto: Pontus Lundahl/TT.
Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT.

Stockholm to be car free for a day

Starting midnight on Saturday, cars will be banned from the streets of downtown Stockholm for 24 hours as the city takes part in a Europe-wide initiative to promote greener travel. 

This is the first time that the Swedish capital goes car free for a day. Most of the streets around the city's central station and all roads in Stockholm's Old Town will be closed, but buses will continue to run as usual.

The initiative is part of the European Mobility Week, and is meant to promote sustainable transportation according to Anders Porelius at the city's Traffic Administration Office.

"This gives Stockholmers a real chance to experience what the city would be like without cars," Porelius tells Radio Sweden.

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