Saudi Arabia Announces New City with No Roads & Cars

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has unveiled plans for a future city 'The Line.” As per his vision, the city is going to be the most eco-friendly in the world.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has announced plans for a future city 'The Line,' which is part of the $500 billion project called "Neom." The Crown Prince said in a televised speech on Sunday 10 January, “The city will have no cars, roads, or carbon emissions and is aimed at showing "how people and planet can co-exist in harmony. The city will be 170 kilometer-long and is set to create 3,80,000 jobs by 2030 in Saudi Arabia. The project will cost $100 billion to $200 billion. The Line will be a walkable "belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature." Ultra-high-speed transit and autonomous mobility solutions will ensure that no journey exceeds 20 minutes within the city.

Throughout history, cities were built to protect their citizens. But cities prioritised machines, cars and factories over people. In cities that are viewed as the world’s most advanced, people spend years of their lives commuting.By 2050, commute durations will double. By 2050, one billion people will have to relocate due to rising CO2 emissions and sea levels. 90 percent of people breathe polluted air. Why should we sacrifice nature for the sake of development? Why should seven million people die every year because of pollution? Why should we lose one million people every year due to traffic accidents? And why should we accept wasting years of our lives commuting. This is why I am very happy to announce that the city “The Line’ will be the most eco friendly place in the world.”