One silver lining in the Covid-19 crisis has been the massive reduction in pollution and traffic in every town and city due to the lock-down. Over 50 cities around the globe are going much further. For example, Oakland, CA has set aside 74 miles or 10% of its streetscape, for “Slow Streets”, where car-traffic is limited, and priority is given to biking and walking. In this paper 4Gen Partner Dominic Endicott makes the case that every town and city has a choice in preparing for the post lockdown: either pursue the “Slow Streets” approach, or see the level of traffic and pollution rise to levels higher than pre-Covid. In the latter case, the opportunity of coming out strong and resilient will have been squandered.

Read the full article here Slow Down The Streets