Korean City Suwon’s car-free diet surpasses expectations

Suwon‘s month-long car-free experiment was a big hit – which city is next?

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2 October 2013, Suwon, South Korea -  Following the smashing success of Suwon‘s month-long car-free diet, residents are now prompted with the questions: should they reunite with cars or should they embrace the ecomobile lifestyle for good? Which next city is bold enough to follow Suwon’s ecomobility model?

September 2013 has been an unprecedented experience for the residents of Suwon‘s Haenggung-dong neighborhood. Through the EcoMobility World Festival, a mise-en-scene real-time experiment of ecomobile living, the unassuming residents in the ancient core of Suwon have learned through direct experience the challenges and the thrills of closing the doors of their community to cars for an entire month.

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Highlights

Suwon City is 2014 Sustainable Transport Award Finalist

20.11.2013

Suwon demonstrated that a city neighborhood could live for a month without being dependent on personal automobiles.[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Congress Day 4, EcoMobility Festival Week 4

Working at the front line of the Festival

02.10.2013

As the Festival neighborhood lies on the fringes of one of Suwon’s most busy throughways, Suwon City enlisted the help of a team of Haenggung-dong residents who serve as traffic controllers manning each entrance to the Festival...[more]

Category: EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 4, Top Blog

Korean City Suwon’s car-free diet surpasses expectations

02.10.2013

Suwon‘s month-long car-free experiment was a big hit – which city is next?[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival Week 4, Top Blog, EcoMobility Blog

Indonesia’s Bike Bandung travels to EcoMobility World Festival

02.10.2013

Representatives from Indonesia's first bike sharing program come to Suwon for ecomobile inspiration in the car-free neighborhood.[more]

Category: EcoMobility Festival Week 4, Festival News, EcoMobility Blog

Following in the footsteps of King Jeongjo

02.10.2013

Thousands of visitors decided to combine their visit to the car-free Festival with the 50th annual Hwaseong Cultural Festival.[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 4, Top Blog

Haenggung-dong, Suwon, Korea - car free zone

30.09.2013

New Cities Foundation flew to South Korea to take part in the EcoMobility Suwon Congress held during EcoMobility World Festival.[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival, EcoMobility Festival Week 4, EcoMobility Blog

Thinking about tomorrow: people can't wait a new EcoMobility Festival

20.09.2013

Question: Would you like to have another EcoMobility Festival next year? Why? Answer: “Yes, I would like to have another festival like this, but actually I wished that the festival would not end and the car-free environment...[more]

Category: EcoMobility Blog, Top Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 4