A car-free, fossil-free Djurgården

When the Stockholm World Fair at Djurgården showcased one of Sweden’s very first cars, people were in awe. Back then, you were only allowed to drive a car before 8am and after 10pm, so as not to disturb horse-drawn traffic and pedestrians. Soon enough, cars and engines came to dominate our cities.

Now we think differently. Djurgården should be a place for people. Areas taken up by car parks could instead be places people come to for a cultural experience, rather than to park their car. But we aren’t stopping there. We are reviewing our own impact as part of our contribution to help Sweden achieve its vision of becoming the world’s first fossil-free welfare state.