Moving around during the COVID-19 outbreak. Recommendations by WHO Europe.
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. Will cities recover? Will private cars reduce or expand their dominance over public streets and spaces?
The corona pandemic has upended the transition to sustainable urban mobility around the world. While the fear of infection has put people off public transport and vehicle sharing schemes, it has boosted private cars, cycling and walking. What happens next hinges on the spread of the virus and how decision makers react.
A new task force will be formed to explore “long-term and strategic changes” for mobility. This task force—Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme, or THE PEP—will “develop a set of principles for green and healthy sustainable mobility,”