While our ministers are busy deliberating on whether kapchais should be banned from entering Kuala Lumpur, over in Madrid, the city’s mayor – Manuela Carmena – intends to have all private cars banned from Spain’s capital by the time she leaves office in May 2019.

According to a report by Business Insider, Carmena confirmed on Spanish radio station Cadena SSER that she’s looking to pass a legislation where Madrid’s main avenue, the six-lane Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis

The effort is part of a plan to fight Madrid’s ever-rising pollution, which also includes a ban of all diesel cars in Madrid by 2025. Currently, the city is enforcing temporary driving restrictions should smog levels reach harmful peaks, and had previously banned car with license plate ending with an even number from entering the centre.

More recently, Madrid blocked personal cars from the Gran Vía for nine days in December around the holiday shopping period. Should Carmena’s permanent ban come into fruition, Madrid would be the first major European city to do so.