What Happens When a Major City Bans Cars for a Day?

This coming September, residents of Stockholm will spend 24 hours finding new ways to get around town.

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When it comes to education, the environment, and well—pretty much everything—it often feels like Sweden is ahead of the United States. So it should come as no surprise that Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, recently came up with a brilliant new experiment. On September 19, for 24 straight hours, cars in the capital will simply be banned. Residents will have to find alternate ways to get around, using only their legs, bikes, and—the horror!—public transportation.

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