India's city Pune tries to tame its traffic

Young and cosmopolitan Pune, with its 6.5 million inhabitants, is one of India's smaller cities. But like many other cities in the world's second-most populous country, it has an air pollution problem. A new sustainable transport concept, including bicycle lanes, footpaths and a rapid bus system, aims to save the city from the same fate as India's capital New Delhi. There, simply breathing causes the same damage as 40 cigarettes a day. 

A film by Maria Lux

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