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New York Times: "Across Europe, Irking Drivers Is Urban Policy"

'Pedestrians and trams are given priority treatment in Zurich.
Tram operators can turn traffic lights in their favor as they approach, forcing cars to halt.'
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"Cities including Vienna to Munich and Copenhagen have closed vast swaths of streets to car traffic. Barcelona and Paris have had car lanes eroded by popular bike-sharing programs. Drivers in London and Stockholm pay hefty congestion charges, just for entering the heart of the city. And over the past two years, dozens of German cities have joined a national network of 'environmental zones' where only cars with low carbon dioxide emissions may enter.

"While some American cities — notably San Francisco, which has 'pedestrianized' parts of Market Street — have made similar efforts, they are still the exception in the United States, where it has been difficult to get people to imagine a life where cars are not entrenched."

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