How a Swedish city is trying to turn green with more bikes and an electric ferry

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Hans Lindgren, the mayor of Umeå is working on a number of projects to make the city climate smart. (Liv Lewitschnik/Radio Sweden)
Developing cities that are climate smart is a challenge; we hear from the Swedish city of Umeå that’s encouraging people to bike more, and share more, to reduce emissions.

The mayor of Umeå tells Radio Sweden a big project that’s coming up is launching an electric ferry from Umeå that will connect Finland and cut down on road transports.

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Liv Lewitschnik, Radio Sweden

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