Citylab: In a Global Health Emergency, the Bicycle Shines
COVID-19 has led to huge changes to urban transport systems across the world. Public transport services are operating at reduced frequencies and people being discouraged from driving, as efforts are made to give priority to the movement essential workers and goods.
With other transport modes restricted and people trying to find new ways to exercise during this period of restricted movement, many are highlighting the role of cycling in keeping people moving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cycling rates in many cities have increased rapidly since restrictions on movement came into place, with both bike-sharing and personal bike use for commuting becoming much more common in many cities.
This article from Citylab explores how cycling has thrived in recent weeks and how bikes are helping people get where they need to go in a safe and responsible way.
You can read the full article here.