What would a Saudi city without cars and carbon be like?
Saudi Arabia has vowed to build a new car-free city in the border region of Tabuk province called The Line. Construction will begin in the next few months.
Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a fully carbon-free smart city under its wider New Zone project. The city will be built on the shores of the Red Sea, a major commercial hub of the future in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the proposed city, dubbed “The Line”, on January 10 while presenting a sketch of the proposed city on television. According to the announcement of Muhammad bin Salman, there will be no vehicles and no streets in this city and thus this city will be completely free from carbon emissions. It will be able to accommodate one million people.
The city will be equipped with schools, health centers as well as green parks. Construction of the city is said to begin in the next few months. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman said, “We need to change the concept of the traditional city into the city of the future.”