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Brazil's bike-friendly beachfront city Fortaleza wins major transport award
by Gregory Scruggs

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
28 June 2018

On 28 June 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: Brazil's coastal city Fortaleza won an international award on Thursday (28 June) for cutting traffic deaths and making major investments in bus and cycle lanes despite a biting recession. Brazil's fifth-largest city received the award from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a New York-based think tank, for making it safer to walk, drive, and ride bikes in a time of budget constraints. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

... South America's largest economy is slowly recovering from the deepest recession in decades ...

Traffic deaths fell by a third in three years to about 10 per 100,000 people in 2017 because of reduced speed limits, narrowed roads, elevated pedestrian crossings, and campaigns to encourage motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, it said.

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