Now is the moment for European cities to get a move on and leave cars behind.
When lockdown is lifted, we will leave our sofas to cautiously re-emerge into a world very different from the one we left. Many of us have already had a taste of what it could be like, walking the (quiet) streets near our homes; hearing birds in the city and noticing children playing safely outside. Instead of unstoppable cars zooming by, there are bikes, many bikes.
It has been documented from all corners of quarantine that cycling has been booming and provided a lifeline in these slower times. But our cities were designed for automobiles, not bikes: we have paved them in tarmac and cleared the way for giant metal boxes that pose a threat to us all, in both accidents and air quality.
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Photo Alexander Popov