The trend represents a bright spot in an otherwise grinding news cycle ― and it may also offer a glimpse of a post-pandemic future in which cities are healthier, safer and more sustainable.
“It’s a scary time, but it’s also a real opportunity,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, which recently released a toolkit to help city transportation departments fight the pandemic and make social distancing easier.
Responses to the pandemic, she said, are setting a precedent for the future of transportation: “Transportation planning used to be stuck in its ways, and nothing changed for years and years. Now, things are changing overnight.” More here.
There are some bright spots coming from the COVID-19 crisis and this could be one of them.