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Karacsony: Budapest residents want ‘reduced’ traffic on Chain Bridge

Participants in "Budapest's first residents' meeting", an online municipal survey, have expressed their preference for maintaining the current traffic rules on the city's landmark Chain Bridge, allowing buses and taxis, as well as pedestrians and cyclists but no private cars, Gergely Karacsony, the city's mayor, said on Tuesday.

Almost 80 percent of those answering the Town Hall’s questions agree that the bridge should stay one with “reduced traffic” and cars should not be allowed to return once the bridge’s renovation, now under way, is completed.

Karacsony said the city would have further talks with traffic organisations, but added that “Budapesters have made a clear decision, shared with city leaders: we don’t want to allow cars back onto the bridge,” he said.

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