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Global Cities are significant financial and service sector centres in the global economy, home to major international airports and large mass transit networks.

New York and London lead the group, achieving a B grade each, while Hong Kong, which gets a C, is more in keeping with the Mega Cities scores. Long-term investment in mass transit networks and an ability to adapt to the ever-growing consumer demand for real-time information with innovative data policies have helped the Global Cities keep pace with the Green Cities, but Hong Kong is let down by its lower scores for bike and foot network, safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and green private vehicle policies.

Score breakdown