COVID-19 and Mobility: New Solutions and Cooperation Models Between Operators and Local Authorities
Mobility has been impacted the world over due to the COVID 19 crisis. From public transport, to micromobility, to individual auto commuting, all modes have seen a dramatic decrease in usage across the urban ecosystem. What is yet to be seen is how cities and their inhabitants will move in the coming days, weeks, months and years. We are starting to get a preview of what is to come, based upon innovative, sustainable, and human centric initiatives being introduced at the local and urban level.
Many cities are rapidly introducing interventions to make their streets networks less car centric, and friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians. Specifically, in cities ranging from Milan, Berlin, New York, Barcelona, Paris, and Oakland, CA, an “open streets” movement is taking root. However, the challenge at hand is how cities can ensure short term interventions such as these which enphasize active transportation can be integrated within the framework of urban planning and public infrastructure operations and investment...
In this Medium post from Scott Shepard, the potential for cooperation between local authorities and private operators is explored. Read more here.