June 12 2019, 12:01am,
Millions of parking spaces should be removed and replaced with trees and cycle lanes to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change, according to a body advising mayors of the world’s biggest cities.
About 135,000 parking spaces could be removed in London and 10.5 million overall in 94 main cities globally in a reallocation of urban space, the C40 Cities group says.
It calculated that an area four and a half times the size of Hyde Park was used for parking in London and much of it could be reallocated to create green spaces. The group — which is chaired by Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, and has Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, and 16 other mayors on its steering committee — is publishing a report…