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7 car-free cities

By: Michael d'Estries on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
Medina of Fes-al-Bali, Morocco

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The Medina of Fes-al-Bali, Morocco (Pop.: 156,000)

The Medina of Fes-al-Bali is home to more than 156,000 people and is considered one of the largest contiguous car-free urban areas in the world. Its narrow street design is the result of its ancient heritage — with some sections only two feet wide. Not only are cars unable to traverse through the Medina, but riding a bike is also limited due to space.