Greens want to ban cars from Vienna’s main roads


Vienna’s Greens are delving further into controversy with a new no-traffic concept. Viennese newspapers report today (Weds) that Green Party Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou wanted to ban car traffic from some of the city’s busiest roads next summer. The left-winger allegedly wants a different street at the free disposal for cyclists, pedestrians and inline skaters. […]

Mariahilfer Straße may become pedestrian area


Vast parts of Vienna’s busiest shopping street could become car-free zones in the next few years, Social Democratic (SPÖ) Vienna traffic councillor Rudolf Schicker has announced.Schicker said today (Weds) experts were set to check which parts of the Mariahilfer Straße – which divides the city’s Mariahilf and Neubau districts – could be freed from traffic. […]