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From the Ted Talk by Enrique PeƱalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

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We also built, and this was 15 years ago, before there were bikeways in New York or in _____ or in London, it was a very _________ battle as well, more than 350 kilometers of protected bicycle ways. I don't think protected bicycle ways are a cute architectural feature. They are a right, just as sidewalks are, unless we believe that only those with access to a _____ vehicle have a right to safe mobility, without the risk of getting killed. And just as _______ are, protected bikeways also are a ________ ______ of democracy, because they show that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car.

Solution

  1. busways
  2. powerful
  3. motor
  4. symbol
  5. paris
  6. difficult

Original Text

We also built, and this was 15 years ago, before there were bikeways in New York or in Paris or in London, it was a very difficult battle as well, more than 350 kilometers of protected bicycle ways. I don't think protected bicycle ways are a cute architectural feature. They are a right, just as sidewalks are, unless we believe that only those with access to a motor vehicle have a right to safe mobility, without the risk of getting killed. And just as busways are, protected bikeways also are a powerful symbol of democracy, because they show that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car.

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