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Chain Bridge to Remain Car-free

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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 to use it, Gergely Karácsony, the city's mayor, said, according to azuzlet.hu.

However, he added that private cars will not be able to use the bridge.

 Almost 80% of those answering the Town Hall's questions agreed that the bridge should maintain its "reduced traffic" and cars should not be allowed to return once the bridge's renovation, now underway, is completed.

Karácsony said the city would have further talks with traffic organizations but added, "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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