Hundreds of Cities Worldwide Make Streets into Cycling and Pedestrian Walkways—With Plans to Stay That Way

Article Link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/streets-converted-to-cycleways-to-remain-after-quarantine/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

With greenhouse gas emissions set to decline a record-breaking 8% this year, a happy accident of the novel coronavirus pandemic has been its positive impact on cities. The World Health Organization says walking and cycling are considered the safest means of transport to reduce exposure to COVID-19. So cities around the world have been building new cycling paths and scaling up their car-free street initiatives. Bogotá, Colombia had a head start when the virus began to spread in the city in mid-March.