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Moore believes she is doing something about making a better city. ''How can you just keep adding cars? The road space doesn't change. Eighty five per cent of people who come into the city don't go by car, they take public transport, cycle or walk.''
In 2005-06, the share of bicycle traffic in the city was just 1 per cent. Since Moore's bike-lane network began, the number has risen to 6.9 per cent and she thinks it will soon reach 10 per cent. After the lanes are finished she wants to introduce a bike-hire scheme similar to the popular one pioneered by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
I'm struck by Moore's lack of political preoccupation. Her language is of ''projects'', ''improvements'' and ''the community''. The visions that make her such a divisive figure seem no more important to her than the small outcomes.