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Bicyclists Have Free Rein as Milan Bans Private Cars

Bicyclists have taken free rein of Milan's streets during a six-hour ban on private cars in a bid to alleviate persistent smog.     Pollution levels in Italy's business capital have exceeded levels considered healthy for more than 30 straight days, prompting officials to ban private cars from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week. Rome, which is also battling smog, has been enforcing alternate day driving based on odd and even license plates, while...

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