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URBAN PLANNING

São Paulo mayor battles resistance to ease gridlock

His sweeping mobility proposals challenge supremacy of the automobile in the megacity but also draw criticism

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Mr Haddad has carried out the equivalent of urban shock treatment in an effort to ease São Paulo's congestion.

São Paulo

FOR decades, the authorities transformed this megacity into a case study of dystopian sprawl, razing tree-lined plazas, demolishing architectural gems, underinvesting in public transportation and blighting wide swathes with an elevated highway and colossal, Eastern bloc-style

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