A newer type of zone literally makes you sit up and take notice: the noise protection zones.
According to a study, the zones cursed by many motorists (there are over 300 in Europe alone) are real life-savers and save millions of euros that would otherwise have been spent on medication.
The trend continues: more and more cities are trying to make parts of their urban areas car-free.
In Wuppertal, the use of low-emission vans is being promoted.
It is official: no driving bans in the cathedral city.
Sweden is the first European country to ban all combustion engines.
An eco lane is currently being built in the city centre of Hesse.
Motorcyclists stick together and defend themselves against the new noise protection zone Außerfern in Tyrol.
More and more cities are trying to transform their inner cities into traffic-calmed zones. Newest member in the list: the Austrian capital.