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Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World: Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility

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Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World : Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility. / Ortegon-Sanchez, Adriana ; Popan, Cosmin; Tyler, Nick.

2017. Paper presented at 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., United States.

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Ortegon-Sanchez, A, Popan, C & Tyler, N 2017, 'Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World: Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility', Paper presented at 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., United States, 8/01/17 - 12/01/17.

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Ortegon-Sanchez, A., Popan, C., & Tyler, N. (2017). Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World: Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility. Paper presented at 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., United States.

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Ortegon-Sanchez A, Popan C, Tyler N. Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World: Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility. 2017. Paper presented at 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., United States.

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Ortegon-Sanchez, Adriana ; Popan, Cosmin ; Tyler, Nick. / Car-Free Initiatives from Around the World : Concepts for Moving to Future Sustainable Mobility. Paper presented at 96th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., United States.16 p.

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