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Mayor of New York says roads are not for cars. And cyclists and pedestrians are “more important” than motorists

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Back in July, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, cut the ribbon on a new 20mph ‘slow zone’ in New York and said:

“Our roads are not here for automobiles. Our roads are here for people to get around.”

At a conference earlier this week Bloomberg went further. He told delegates at the Designing Cities conference – hosted by city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan – that:

“The streets were there to transport people. They are not for cars…Cyclists and pedestrians and bus riders are as important, if not, I would argue more important, than automobile riders.”

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