Saudi Arabia are planning to build a car-free city
The city will be 'built around nature' and be free of cars and roads
Construction of the all-new development - known as 'The Line' was confirmed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a televised speech last weekend, announcing that the conceptual car-free city development will go ahead.
The Line will be built in the fledgling city of Neom, and will be a "belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature" according to a report by Bloomberg, who also report that the city will have 1m residents, and create roughly 380,000 jobs by 2030.
Not only will the development be free of cars and roads, but it is also aiming to be completely free of carbon emissions, and forms part of the Crown Prince's goal to diversify the Saudi economy and reduce reliance on oil.
It al sounds very futuristic - according to the Crown Prince, no journey within The Line will take longer than 20 minutes, thanks to it being built around so-called "ultra high-speed transport." Interestingly, the development will also contain one of the world's largest airports.
With Neom set to become one of the premier business and technology hubs in Saudi Arabia, we petrolheads will certainly be watching its development with great interest, as other cities around the world may follow suit.