Opening up streets during a pandemic

Temporary bike lane in Bogota (Photo by IDRD)

If anyone had told me that ‘open streets’ (temporary car-free streets) would be part of the discussion in how to tackle a global pandemic, I would have not believed it 6 months ago but a look at social media or transport and urban related articles show that the concept has taken hold, and it might be here to stay.

This moment, perhaps as all crises do, has pushed many of us involved in the movement…