This Sunday, Sept. 22, the City of Stuttgart plans a car-free downtown day.
The reason for it is to be part of European Mobility week, a time in which alternate ways of mobility are promoted. In downtown Stuttgart, the main traffic road, Theodor-Heuss-Strasse, will be closed off for vehicles and
the city will host a street festival instead. Additionally, public transportation by bus and train will be free of charge throughout tariff zone 1, the central part of the city.
The goal is to encourage those who only occasionally use bus and train to make a permanent switch to use public transportation. As the Stuttgart Public Transportation office will lose an estimated €200,000 in revenue on Sunday, the city will compensate for its loss with money from its budget for Feinstaub.