The Empty Streets Effect: A Pandemic’s Unexpected Lesson On Life After Cars
The global impact of COVID-19 has been devastating. As governments around the world take drastic measures to stop its advance, however, a small but important silver lining has emerged, answering—at least temporarily—a question that countries like the Netherlands began asking almost half a century ago:
What do cities look like without cars?
This article from the Urban Mobility Company takes a step back to look at the bigger picture of the impact of COVID-19 on urban mobility, and considers what takeaways can come out of this experience for the future of urban mobility. In particular, the article examines:
- Encouraging modeshift away from cars
- Advancing cycling infrastructure
- Extending NMS vehicle lifespans
See here to read the article.