Reclaiming the streets. Is it time to rethink how we travel?
When COVID-19 struck, our cities fell silent. With the hum of traffic replaced by birdsong, the sudden uptake in walking and cycling gave us a vision of a low-traffic future. Healthier, less congested and with less pollution, many cities rapidly introduced schemes to make streets less car-centric, and friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists. But how successful have these interventions been?
In this episode, Keri Stewart and Samantha Thirwell from Arcadis join Richard Dilks from CoMoUK to discuss the future of travel. Are car-free cities really the answer? And, in rethinking how we travel, what would make our roads better for everyone?