Car-Free Planning involves designing particular areas for minimal automobile use.
- Developing urban districts (such as a downtown or residential neighborhood) where personal automobiles are unnecessary and automobile traffic is restricted. Such restrictions can be part- or full-time, and often include exceptions for delivery vehicles, taxis, and vehicles for people with disabilities.
- Housing developments where residents are discouraged from owning private cars.
- Pedestrian-oriented commercial streets where driving is discouraged or prohibited.
- Resorts and parks that encourage or require non-automotive access.
- Car-free days and car-free events.
- Temporary restrictions on driving, such as during an air pollution emergencies or a major sport event that would otherwise create excessive traffic problems.