Imagine a suburb with no cars. No traffic jams. No drive ways. No garages. Vauban, Germany, a suburb of Freiburg, is pioneering this revolutionary concept. The 5,500 residents of Vauban are not forbidden from owning a car. But they must purchase a parking space in a shared garage at the edge of the development for $40,000. 70% of the residents do not own a car, and all streets except the main thoroughfare to Freiberg and a few streets on the periphery of the suburb are car-free. Biking and walking are the main means of transport. The New York Times featured an article about Vauban on May 11. Check it out!