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Stockholm Is Coming for Oslo’s Car-Free Crown

Sweden’s capital city decides it’s time to correct postwar planning blunders—with a little friendly rivalry on the side.
How Stockholm's Kungsgatan might look after remodelling
How Stockholm's Kungsgatan might look after remodellingStockholm Stad

Watch out Oslo: Stockholm is coming for your crown.

Norway’s capital has been grabbing headlines recently thanks to its bold push to remove as much car traffic as possible from its city center. Now Sweden’s capital is gearing up for a little friendly rivalry. New proposals sponsored by Stockholm Transit Commissioner Daniel Helldén would slash available car space in the city’s streets and open up a large chunk of its waterfront as a pedestrian-friendly, newly strollable promenade.