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Tuesday | July 7 | 2020

Bloomberg: ”Bucharest lags at least a decade behind major European peers” in traffic issues

Bloomberg writes in an article about Bucharest that ”One of the many unfortunate legacies of the communist dictatorship in Bucharest is congestion unlike anywhere else.”

Bloomberg article states that ”Three decades after his demise, the legacy of Ceausescu’s megalomania is to make Bucharest the most congested capital in the European Union for the past three years. The city lags at least a decade behind major European peers in tackling the most pressing issues—traffic and pollution—and nobody seems to know what to do about it. The city’s mayor on Tuesday scrapped a planned tax designed to reduce the number of cars downtown after a public outcry.”

The reporters found that Romanian’s ”deep love affair with the automobile” and a ”building boom and influx of people to the nation’s economic dynamo”, made Bucharest a city that barely moves for hours, every day.

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