City Leaders Around the World Announce Measures Encouraging Active Transport

Cities around the world are already planning for life after COVID-19 to avoid overwhelming the transport system, ensure public safety and support sustainable recovery from the crisis. 

Many cities have announce measures that have been designed to allow people to still move around cities, even when social distancing.

In the UK, the Scottish government has pledged £10m to create pop-up walking and cycling routes. In London, boroughs including Lambeth and Hackney have announced plans for widening pavements, introducing traffic-free roads, and improving walking and cycling routes.

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has suggested one-way systems, staggered work times and measures to encourage cycling or walking to work.

In Paris, the mayor has allocated €300m for a network of cycle lanes. Milan will be transforming 22 miles of streets this summer, expanding cycling and walking space to protect residents.