Bloomberg, Kim on Need for Greener, More Efficient Transport in Cities

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in January 18 on what it will take to shape the future of cities — and cut pollution, road deaths, commute times, and poverty.A large part of the answer: greener, more efficient and cost-effective urban transportation that is designed to move people, not cars.“We have to start looking at other ways to move people. Traffic does hurt your economy,” Mayor Bloomberg said at the 10th Annual Transforming Transportation conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the World Bank and EMBARQ.With 90 percent of city air pollution caused by vehicles, finding transportation solutions also will help confront emissions that drive climate change, Dr. Kim added.”We can tackle the problem of climate change while at the same time bringing order to cities, providing methods of transportation that will allow people to have a job and to support their families,” the World Bank president said. read more

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Bloomberg, Kim on Need for Greener, More Efficient Transport in Cities

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