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Opinion, By Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Mayor of Rio has announced that he wants to turn Av. Rio Branco into a pedestrian mall, and that before you can say “The World Cup is here!” he’s going to eliminate ALL motor vehicles from the Quadrilateral bounded by Candelária and Cinelândia (East/West) and Av. Passos and Primeiro de Março (North/South).

No motorcycles, no private cars, no government cars, no taxis, no vans, no buses, no trucks, nothing with wheels save bicycles and (probably) Fire Trucks, Police Cars and Ambulances.  Hizzoner says he will turn . . .

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