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June 27, 2014

Naples' seafront goes from a smoggy jam to a walking and cycling paradise

  • The new mayor says his city ‘bet on a revolution of transportation,' and it's paying off richly.
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta [enlarge]
    Luca Simeone, founder of a bike-sharing start up, left, pedals along a cycle path. Three years ago the seafront was filled with cars and garbage bins. Visitors today enjoy a wide pedestrian path and a 12-mile cycling lane.

    (Editor's note: This caption has been changed to correct the length of the bike trail.)

    NAPLES, Italy — Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat.

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