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Cities eye zero-emission futures

Electric cars, like these on a street in Paris, are central to many cities’ plans to create low- or zero-emission zones by substituting them for gas and diesel vehicles. Source: ​Melanie ​S​tetson Freeman/Staff/File

Oxford, England, prides itself on its plentiful number of bicycle commuters, as noted by its signs at the city limits that read, “Welcome to the city of Oxford, a cycling city.” In a recent survey, Oxford came in second among British towns with 22 percent of locals riding three or more times a week. Now, the city plans to pedal further ahead by becoming the world’s first zero-emission zone

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