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This village is also called the "Dutch Venice", and, as in Venice, the streets in the usual understanding of this word is not here. To the houses standing on one side of the channel, wooden bridges were transferred, pretty humpbalan, which allows them to pass by them to the electrobotics, the greatest plaquinity in Githorne. By the way, all the water transport works on electric motors, no dielair.

This method of movement was formed as a result of geographical features. In the ground, where there is a village, there is a lot of peat. And when the locals found it, they began to dig it in the most convenient places for themselves. As a result, pits appeared, which gradually became lakes, and then a chain of channels. From here – forced refusal of cars and transition to water transport.

Zermatt, Switzerland

  • In the neighboring town of Tesh, located 6 km from Zermatt, and then either go on foot, or go by train by traveling between both towns. Another option is to leave the car in St. Moritz, and from there to get to the "Ice Express"
  • Electric vehicles, bikes, horses harvested

In this village, located in the Swiss Alps, enter the car either will not succeed. The law prohibits the use of machines, since those pollute the air. But the ban contes only personal cars. Emergency services, hotel communal services and taxi transports, but it is electric cars. Transport with internal combustion engines is absent completely. And even the police walks on foot, rides bikes and horses.

Idra, Greece

  • In the village of Metohi on Peloponnese, which from Athens can be reached by half an hour. From there to the iders can be reached by ferry or water taxis
  • Horses, donkeys, water taxis

On the Greek Island of Idra (it is also called Hydra) there are no cars nor motorcycles nor scooters. That is, nothing that pollutes the air exhaust gases. The reason for this – the status of the reserve, which automatically led to a ban on the use of any engine transport. Exception – the only garbage truck.

Despite the fact that cycling seems harmless, in the port zone and the old part of the island use this type of transport too. The violator faces a fine, the size of which depends on how much you prevented the road movement.

Sviyazh, Russia

  • In the parking lot at the entrance to the island
  • On foot
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The size of the island-hail Sviyazisk is only about 1.5 x 0.5 km. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is no public transport here and in risen: to any of the attractions on foot to file, but the whole island can be destroyed in an hour. In favor of walking walks, the fact that Sviyazisk is an open-air museum. It is better to get acquainted with the sights not from the bus window, but admiring them in close proximity.

Taxi on the island there is, but you can only use the city outside the city. Just like cars, buses, taxis stop at the entrance to Sviyazhsk.

Venice, Italy

  • On the parking lot next to the Venice railway station – Santa Lucia, near the bus stop "Porto Margera", the railway station Venice-Mestre or on the mainland Venice-Mestre
  • Gondolas, Vaporetto

This is perhaps one of the most famous cities in the world, where only suitcases move on wheels. Since 2016, even bicycles have been banned. This is done to exclude collisions, as well as unload the already narrow streets. Violators will have to get out for € 50.

If the authorities decided to prohibit two-wheeled transport, what to talk about cars, which, with all the desire, drivers simply will not be able to drive through the streets of the city and numerous bridges, percked through the channels. Transport in Venice Exclusively water. How do local residents move and everyone has a gondola, "my planet" wrote in the "Rules of Life of the Indigenous Venetian".

Lama, Kenya

  • On parking Airport Nairobi or other major Kenya airport. Still in Lama can be reached by bus from Mombasa, but then the car will have to be parked somewhere there
  • Donkeys, boats

On the cunning twisted narrow streets of the city, located on the island of the same name on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the cars will not drive. The only car has a police commissioner. Yes, and if the streets were slightly wider, travelers who risked to call here, would have to have fallen: the buildings in the city were not numbered, therefore there are no accurate addresses.

Makino Island, USA

  • At the parking lot of the company whose boat you are going to take advantage to get to the island, or in airport parking
  • Horses, bicycles

The city is part of the state of Michigan and is located on the island of the same name on Lake Huron. Before it can be reached by plane or boat. And then – on foot or on horseback, bike.

The use of all motorized vehicles is prohibited from 1898. Apparently, residents of the city turned out to be far-sighted and immediately suggested that over the time the world will capture the world, and their exhaust gases will not lead to anything good. And decided to secure the island in advance. Exception Made for emergency and maintenance vehicles. They are allowed to ride the island.

La Cumbresita, Argentina

  • In the parking lot at the entrance to the village. Cost – About € 2 per day.
  • On foot

In a small Argentine village there is a strict policy of ecotourism: La Cumbresit is exceptionally pedestrian. At the entrance to each tourist the village scheme, but the streets are not indicated on it, because they are simply no. You can only navigate the names of restaurants, hotels and counting turns. The main thing is not to be knocked out, otherwise you will have to go back to the point of field of reference or search for a new landmark.

Mdina, Malta

  • At the entrance to the city.
  • On foot. But to get to Mdina, and you can go to Valletta by bus.

Call MDina the city without cars can not be, as the cars here still have. Just moving on them are right only locals. Entry on a personal car is prohibited not only by tourists, but also Maltese residents living in other cities. All so that the peace of silence is not disturbed.

By the way, in the capital of Malta, Valletta, too, so just not to enter. Most of the city streets are pedestrian, and entry into the historic center – paid. However, there is no pleasure to travel on the car there is still no: in the XVI century, the streets built on the basis of the needs of the carriage and riders, so it’s extremely problematic to drive. About the difficulties that may arise with the search for the desired address, and other features of the life of Maltese "My Planet" already wrote.

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