As reported by Business Insider, the mayor announced the possibility of the ban of cars from its city center on a popular radio station in response to Madrid’s rising pollution levels recently. If this radical car ban turns into a reality, Madrid would be the first major European city to do so.
The ban would see the center of the city zoned off to all private vehicles and only local residents would have the parking rights. Also, only vehicles that can move around on the city’s streets would be low emissions delivery vehicles during working hours. The city's main road, which has six lanes, could also be exclusively used by bikes, buses and taxis only if the proposal goes ahead.