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Madrid bans half of cars from roads to fight air pollution

deputy mayor said the car ban was not about traffic restrictions but about public health
Madrid’s deputy mayor said the car ban was not about traffic restrictions but about public health. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Odd- and even-numbered vehicles will swap use of roads in Spanish capital until smog eases

January 1, 2017 — Madrid has ordered half of most private cars off the roads on Thursday to tackle worsening air pollution, a first in Spain.  Continue reading Madrid bans half of cars from roads to fight air pollution