Next City: COVID-19 Reveals How Micromobility Can Build Resilient Cities
COVID-19 has changed urban transport beyond recognition in many cases, with mass disruption to normal mobility patterns.
With people avoiding public transport (and the availability of public transport being heavily reduced in many cases), people are looking for other solutions to get around. Whilst overall travel demand may be significantly down, key workers such as health workers and shop workers still need options to get to and from work safely.
Micro-mobility solutions have exploded in recent years in many cities, with a wealth of options available to citizens for getting around in new ways. E-scooters, shared e-bikes and more are now commonplace in many cities. With public transport now not an option for many people, micro-mobility is coming into its own as a means of getting people where they need to be in a safe manner.
This article from Next City delves into how micro-mobility can help in building resilient cities, and what lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 outbreak for creating more responsive and adaptable urban mobility.
To read the article, please see here.