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‘Streets Without Cars’ in Gwangneung Forest

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SUWON, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Council plans to discuss the creation of ‘streets without cars’ to protect Gwangneung Forest, South Korea’s largest repository of diverse plant species and a biosphere reserve selected by UNESCO.

The council announced upcoming legislation on Friday that will stipulate the requirements of a ‘carless street’ in the forest, as well as the operation of eco-friendly public transportation and the renovation of parking lots using public funds.

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Gwangneung Forest is one of South Korea’s largest forests that stretches across the three municipalities of Uijeongbu, Namyangju, and Pocheon. The forest was selected as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in June 2010.

The forest is home to more than 6,219 species of plants, insects, mammals, fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.

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