Is COVID-19 a turning point for active travel in cities?

The need for physical distancing in the midst of COVID-19 has laid bare the absurdities of transport in our public realm. With people confined to their homes the roads, which have dominated urban planning thinking, lie empty. Simultaneously the same people allowed out of their homes to exercise, find that the space given to sidewalks, and near non-existent cycle ways, are not nearly enough to maintain physical distancing. In our piece, we ask: Is COVID-19 a turning point for our urban transport systems and where the arguments made in favour of sustainable transport finally breakthrough?

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