On 8 June 2020, CNCA members discussed how cities are making temporary COVID policies permanent.
In London, Mayor Khan unveiled his Streetspace programme to accommodate a ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking as the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Streetspace for London is creating new bike lanes, widening sidewalks and establishing low-traffic corridors. These changes will support public health and reduce emissions by:
- Making it easier and safer for people to maintain social distancing
- Helping people walk and cycle more
- Relieving road congestion
- Avoiding a sharp increase in private car use that could gridlock roadways for essential and emergency services
- Keeping the air clean
For more information please visit Streetspace for London.