Environment: A Car for Grenoble

Ever since it acted as host to the 1968 Winter Olympics, the city of Grenoble (pop.: 380,000) has been trying to improve itself even more, becoming France's laboratory for urban planning. Now, in an ambitious move that is being watched by urban planners everywhere, the city is moving to reduce the number of private automobiles that clog and pollute its streets.

Last fall Grenoble started to extend its bus and trolley systems. Now it is testing a new kind of "people mover" —an aerial tramway akin to a ski lift that may be extended...

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