COVID-19: Keeping Things Moving

New York to introduce legislation to open up streets

New York City Council is set to introduce legislation to open up streets to pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision to open up streets will allow citizens to walk and cycle around the city more easily and provide more room for social distancing. The legislation has widespread support across the Council and will be introduced at a Council meeting on 22 April. The city will be required to allocate more street space to active modes of travel throughout the five boroughs, with a target of a total of 75 miles of streets.

Whilst it has been vital for self-isolation and social distancing measures to be in place in the city, there is growing recognition of the need for more space for people outside to keep people physically and mentally healthy in a safe and hygienic manner.

To find out more, please see the New York City Council website.