UFSC 2020: Select the proposition(s) which contains (contain) correct definitions or synonyms

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Copenhagen has taken bicycle commuting to a whole new level
by Erik Kirschbaum
August 8, 2019

Soren Jensen sold his car six years ago and joined the rivers of rolling humanity who bicycle through Copenhagen every day. He quickly lost about 20 kilos on his hour-a-day bike commutes, while saving time and a small fortune. “I had a Mercedes but it sat in the garage all the time because it was so much easier to get everywhere by bike,” said Jensen, a 51-year-old who works in a downtown investment bank.

Cycling has been a part of life in Copenhagen for decades despite windy and rainy conditions for much of the year. In recent years, cycling has enjoyed yet another surge in popularity – the result of constantly improving bike lanes coupled with fears of climate change.

Copenhagen’s City Council reported in early July that 62% of its residents are now commuting to work or school by bike. According to local reports, there are more bikes than people in Copenhagen, and five times as many bicycles as cars.

To make commuting by bike even easier, faster and more comfortable, there has been a spate of activity in recent years to improve the already impressive biking infrastructure. Copenhagen has built 17 new bridges over the city’s canals for bicycles. Also, more than a dozen cycle superhighways have been set up to create higher-speed, traffic-light-free bike paths.

Klaus Mygind, a member of Copenhagen’s City Council, believes that many more Danes are switching to cycling because they feel a responsibility to future generations. “I do think the climate change problem is what has been motivating even more people to take the bike,” he said.

All walks of life can be seen pedaling against the wind during the morning and evening rush hours. It’s not unusual to see lawyers and business professionals in suits or dresses standing on their bikes at red lights next to butchers, bakers and clerks.

Taken together, the efforts to bolster the cycling infrastructure while making driving and parking into the city prohibitively expensive and difficult send strong signals to commuters about where the priorities lie in the city that has pledged to become the world’s first carbonneutral capital by 2025.
Source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-07/copenhagen-has-taken-bicycle-commuting-to-a-new-level. [Adapted].
Accessed on: August 16th, 2019.

UFSC 2020: Select the proposition(s) which contains (contain) correct definitions or synonyms for the words in bold as they are used in Text 1.

01. commutes: regular trips to school or work
02. despite: as a consequence of
04. surge: a sudden increase
08. spate: decrease
16. fears: scary
32. pledged: promised

UFSC 2020: Select the correct proposition(s) according to Text 1.

01 + 04 + 32 = 37

- UFSC 2020: Select the proposition(s) which contains (contain) the correct translation for the underlined words as they are used in Text 1.

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