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"From the Ted Talk by Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We protected bikers by floating parking lanes, and it's been great. Bike volumes have spiked. Injuries to all users, pedestrians, cyclists, devrris, are all down 50 percent. And we've bliut 30 miles of these protected bike lanes, and now you're seeing them pop up all over the cuntroy. And you can see here that this strategy has worked. The blue line is the nmebur of cyclists, soaring. The green line is the number of bike lanes. And the yellow line is the number of injuries, which has remained essentially flat. After this big esaonpixn, you've seen no net ircsnaee in injuries, and so there is something to that aoixm that there is safety in numbers.

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We protected bikers by floating parking lanes, and it's been great. Bike volumes have spiked. Injuries to all users, pedestrians, cyclists, _______, are all down 50 percent. And we've _____ 30 miles of these protected bike lanes, and now you're seeing them pop up all over the _______. And you can see here that this strategy has worked. The blue line is the ______ of cyclists, soaring. The green line is the number of bike lanes. And the yellow line is the number of injuries, which has remained essentially flat. After this big _________, you've seen no net ________ in injuries, and so there is something to that _____ that there is safety in numbers.

Solution

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  3. country
  4. drivers
  5. number
  6. expansion
  7. axiom

Original Text

We protected bikers by floating parking lanes, and it's been great. Bike volumes have spiked. Injuries to all users, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, are all down 50 percent. And we've built 30 miles of these protected bike lanes, and now you're seeing them pop up all over the country. And you can see here that this strategy has worked. The blue line is the number of cyclists, soaring. The green line is the number of bike lanes. And the yellow line is the number of injuries, which has remained essentially flat. After this big expansion, you've seen no net increase in injuries, and so there is something to that axiom that there is safety in numbers.

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