Crowdsourcing initiatives to make space for walking and cycling in times of a crisis.

April 16, 2020

Over the last weeks cities have strategically used walking and cycling as a healthy and resilient form of urban transport that can maintain the required physical distance to others.  What have cities done to create more space for walking and cycling? Two initiatives are now collecting data about cities' strategies. You can help to add to this knowledge base and also use it to lobby in your city with the help of a global set of examples.

List: "Local actions to support walking and cycling during social distancing" initiated and managed by Tabitha Combs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contribute directly in the document online.

List: "COVID19 Livable Streets Response Strategies" with a special emphasis on tactical urbanism initiatives. Initiated and managed by Mike Lydon at Street Plans. Find the detailed information about how to contribute in the online document.

 

POLIS has created a portal about transport responses in European cities to the crisis.  You can find examples across the full spectrum of transport issues here: Keeping things moving

 

NACTO have launched the  COVID-19 Transportation Response Center to share advice, examples and tools for city administrations

 

State of Place is curating audio stories here: Covid Stories for 'citymakers in the trenches' to commiserate, share solutions, exchange lessons, spread empathy and spark joy.  

 

 

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