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Saudi Crown Prince Plans Car-Free City for Future Beyond Oil

  • ‘The Line’ development planned as part of Neom mega-project
  • Aim is to diversify economy of world’s biggest crude exporter
Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced his latest plan for Saudi Arabia’s future beyond oil: a linear city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions.

The 170 kilometer-long (106 miles) development called “The Line” will be part of the $500 billion Neom project, the crown prince said in a televised speech on Sunday. Construction is planned to start in the first quarter.