Traffic-free zones in German cities
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Traffic-free zones in German cities by J. Kuhnemann

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Published by OECD .
Written in English


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Statementby J. Kuhnemann and R. Witherspoon.
ContributionsWitherspoon, R., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environment Directorate.
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Open LibraryOL20571310M

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