The Mayor Who Prioritized Pedestrians Before It Was Cool

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Pontevedra, a coastal city in northwestern Spain, once faced challenges due to congested streets, pollution, and noise, causing residents, especially young families, to leave.

Mayor Miguel Fernández Lores, a former family physician, identified the main issue: an excess of cars. Pontevedra has since become a global example of cities reclaiming streets for pedestrians. Lores aimed to create a livable city where both cars and people can coexist, and his efforts have garnered numerous urban planning awards.

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