In Vienna 39 % of all journeys are made by public transport – more than elsewhere in Europe. Car-free residential zones have a long tradition here. The city’s first car-free residential complex with at total of 244 rental apartments was opened back in 1999. The pilot project “model car-free housing project“ is an alternative for residents willing to live without a car of their own. What makes the development so special is that, upon signing their rental agreements, tenants commit themselves to giving up their own car. So as a rule they will either walk, ride a bike or use public transport as a means of transportation, tough they may resort to a car from the “car sharing“ pool whenever the need for this mobility mode arises.