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São Paulo mayor battles resistance to ease gridlock

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

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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