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Two kids cross the road as they go to school in the Monteporreiro neighborhood of Pontevedra, northwestern Spain, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)
Two kids cross the road as they go to school in the Monteporreiro neighborhood of Pontevedra, northwestern Spain, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)
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Imagine a city without traffic jams, honking horns and overflowing parking.

As impossible as that might sound, the Spanish city of Pontevedra has enacted a number of policies and practices that have produced streets where people come first.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson learns more from freelance journalist Stephen Burgen (@stephenburgen).

This segment aired on October 1, 2018.

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