Carfree cities are immensely relevant today. It is both technically and socially feasible to move forward with the conversion of existing cities or the creation of new carfree cities.

1. The Carfree Model

Cities need to enact rigorous policies to shift from automobile trips to cycling, walking and public transport, for the health of people and the planet.

2. Modal Shift

In order to bring about the transition to sustainable cities, bold action is what we need - immediately and at an unprecedented scale and pace.

3. Bold and Swift Action

The current level of urban space that is devoted to automobile infrastructure needs to be repurposed to serve pedestrians and cyclists and contribute to green and attractive spaces.

4. Change Infrastructure

Cities should embrace a mixed-use model, to make accessing amenities and destinations easy. A city with short distances will eliminate the need for excess travel.

5. Short Distances
6. Small Steps on the Road to Transition

Small steps that improve the quality of urban areas should be embraced, but also seen as a part of an ongoing, long-term transition to livable and ultimately carfree cities.

7. Public Transport

Public transport should serve as the foundation for mobility in cities. This caters to the need to provide all population and age groups, socio-economic groups and neighborhoods with high quality service.

8. Active Travel

Transportation policy and planning should include walking and cycling - active travel - as an essential mobility component, bringing maximum benefits to urban dwellers.

9. Unique Qualities of Carfree

The design, spatial infrastructure and functionality of the carfree model provides the highest quality of life for urban residents. This has distinct advantages, even over car-lite, shared space or traffic reduced models.

10. Minimum Rights to Carfree Space

Every urban resident deserves to have a guaranteed minimum allotment of parks, public space, protected carfree areas, child-friendly areas and clean air.

11. Carfree Supports Climate Goals

The carfree model provides unrivaled benefits and solutions in responding to the existential threat of climate change.

12. Modal Shift Requires Concrete Measures

Modal shift, namely moving from automobile trips to sustainable forms of transport, should be firmly addressed in every city's planning cycle. This relates to concrete measures and budget allocations.

13. Replacing conventional cars with electric cars is misguided

Automated vehicles (AVs) and electric mobility do not provide a satisfactory solution for transi-tioning to livable cities. In fact, such an approach contains numerous risks.

14. Public Participation

Citizens should be welcome to participate in the urban planning cycle, as being able to voice their wishes and concerns, or even assist in diverse processes, will deliver more robust and inclusive solutions.

15. Equity Principle

A basic criteria for policy and planning in cities should be the fair and equal provision of amenities and infrastructure for all population groups, including those with disabilities, the elderly and children.