What are the advantages of living in a city without cars? Peace and tranquility, less pollution and more physical activity, a preserved nature. Today we live in a vanity world, and on our planet there are not so many places located far from modern life.
10. FIERY ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA
The beautiful Fiery Island in New York is one of the best places in the US to visit in the summer. On the island you can see firsthand the best beaches in the country, untouched desert and other historical sights. In addition, Fiery Island is a territory without cars. Despite the fact that this land is considered part of New York, here it will not be possible to catch the metropolitan fuss.
You can move around the island only on foot or by bicycle, and you can reach its banks by ferry or water taxi. Such conditions have allowed to keep the island from garbage and road transport.
Service and emergency tran sport is permitted to move to the island only in cases of emergency. The extraordinary beauty of the Fiery Island attracts many tourists every year. Local attractions and wildlife, canoeing and boating, hiking tours can all be enjoyed here on Fiery Island.
9. FES EL-BALI, MOROCCO
The medieval city of Fes-el-Bali is the world’s largest territory, free from transportation. Being an object of world heritage, the city is famous for its ancient monuments and narrow streets: on its territory there are 9400 steep narrow passages. It is these streets that limit the use of vehicles.
The only possible way to see the city is walking or cycling. But in some areas the width of the passage does not exceed 2 feet, so it’s not always possible to ride a bicycle.
8. LAMU ISLAND, KENYA
Lamu Island is one of the most interesting sights in Eastern Europe. Its territory is located in the coastal zone and is part of the Lamu archipelago. Instead of cars, the main transport on the island are donkeys, and it’s only possible to get to its land by boat.
You can explore the beautiful territory of the island on foot or by bike, immersed in peace and quiet without cars and annoying signals. Lamu is a node of the ancient Arab way and one of the centers of Swahili civilization. In addition to familiarizing yourself with historical landmarks, you can also enjoy boating and water skiing or snorkeling here.
7. LA CUMBREZITA, ARGENTINA
La Cumbrezita is a small beautiful village located in the province of Rio Negro. Its territory is exclusively a pedestrian zone, and the entry of cars here is strictly prohibited. The village is famous for its alpine atmosphere, which you can enjoy only by strolling along its courtyards. For tourist walks through the settlement a 30-km asphalt road is laid.
In the territory of La Cumbrecita strict rules of eco-tourism policy are in force: it is obligatory to leave the car at the entrance, and the main tourist activity in the village is walking and camping.
6. ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
Zermatt is a small village, located in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1620 meters. In order to prevent the pollution of mountain air, cars are prohibited here. The only way to get to the village is to travel on the famous Glacier Express, during which you can enjoy spectacular views of mountains, gorges, valleys and bridges.
You can get acquainted with the life of the village by walking along its cobbled streets. The main attraction of Zermatt is the opening superb view of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. In addition to walking and getting to know the local beauties, here you can go skiing and snowboarding.
5. HYDRA ISLAND, GREECE
Part of Greece, in the waters of the Aegean Sea is a very quiet and beautiful island of Hydra. The main current rule is the absence of any means of transport. This allows not only to prevent air pollution, but also to preserve the natural beauty of the island.
In order to explore the neighborhood you can choose a horse, donkey or water taxi. Walking along the coastal paths of the island of Hydra, you can spend a pleasant time and enjoy the famous views of the beckoning pink sunset and turquoise sea waves.
4. MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES
On the territory of Mackinac Island also you can not move by car: this prohibition came into force as far back as 1898; and you can get to one of the most popular summer resorts of the country on a small plane or boat. Exclusive right of movement is granted only to emergency vehicles and service vehicles.
Acquaintance with the island can be done on a horse, bike or on foot. Free from car wheels, Mackinac Island presents itself to tourists at its best, showing them its natural beauty.
3. SARK, NORMANDY, FRANCE
Sark is a small island in the Normandy Islands. The island does not lead roads and airlines, and the only way to reach its shores – water tran sport . And on the territory of Sark can only move on horse-drawn carts, tractors or bicycles.
The population of the island is 600 people, most of whom, like tourists, ride bicycles or wagons, and people with disabilities can use motorized bicycles.
2. GIETURN, THE NETHERLANDS
In the Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel lies the small and quiet village of Gieturn. The second name is “the Dutch Venice” – the village has an ulterior motive: like the famous city, the shores of the village are connected by bridges thrown over the canals. Gieturn is absolutely free of roads and cars.
Around the village is the extensive national park of De Veriben-Widen, and a lot of trees grow on the territory of the settlement itself. The lack of machines and the presence of a large amount of vegetation keep the local air clean and fresh.
The territory of Gieturn is home to 2,620 people. The most memorable sight of the village is a noiseless electric boat in front of a colorful house. To explore the local surroundings, you can hire a boat or take a bicycle.
1. VENICE, ITALY
This ancient city is divided by 150 canals into 117 small islands, the banks of which are connected by small bridges. Venice – the largest zone in Europe, not awash with cars, and the main transport route in the city serve as canals. A tourist can see Venice, strolling along its streets or sailing on boats.
For residents, the main type of public transport are water taxis; and for tourists are designed famous gondolas, which on the water surface of the city there are 350 units. Sailing on the gondola through the Grand Canal – Venice’s largest water artery – is the main goal of tourists coming to the city.