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Beaches in Mexico City?

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is gaining international attention for his efforts to improve the quality of life in the city. The Mayor has constructed “urban beaches” and recently removed 15,000 vendors from 87 streets in the city center. He has held outdoor movie screenings and closed major roads to traffic on Sundays in order to make room for cyclists and roller skaters. Ebrard is also planning to toughen anti-smoking laws and bring wireless Internet access to the public.

For details, see Mexico City Borrows Ideas from Paris (Christian Science Monitor).