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As more and more cities around the world lift or are about to lift lockdown, Milan, which has very high pollution levels, has announced an ambitious plan to reduce car use in its center by reallocating some 35 kilometers of streets for pedestrians and bicycles, to protect its citizens after a period of relative inactivity that has led to reductions in traffic of between 30% and 75% with corresponding falls in pollution levels. Overall, the pandemic has led to the largest drop in carbon dioxide emissions in history.

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