These revolutionary cities are forcing cars to take a back seat | Living


Now could be the perfect time for a sustainable transport revolution.


We’ve become used to the quieter roads, fewer cars and open public spaces. It feels like there is more space to breathe.

The ability to cycle without the prospect of elbowing your way through a badly designed cycle lane, or walking down the high street without the fear of being taken out by traffic, has become an unexpected bonus of the current pandemic.

Many will find it difficult to let go of that freedom if things return to normal – a revelation that has sparked a conversation throughout Europe about how we can revolutionise our cities. Backed by growing concerns about the climate crisis, this could see an increasing number of countries adopting an approach that forces cars to take a back seat. In France, Parisian Mayor Anne Hidalgois already making moves to put an…

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