Berlin is considering what no other city globally has even dreamt of – banning private cars from its streets completely. How would this work? A ban would work if cars are replaced by more public transport, more cycling tracks, and more pedestrianization. If we did this in India, it would also lead to greater street food, higher auto fares, and of course a sweatier society. On a serious note, Daimler Benz, BMW, and VW groups will be hit hard and may need to recalibrate their production line-ups towards cycles and footwear.