Could the pandemic usher in a golden age of cycling?
Europe is seeing a rise in schemes to support cycling, as governments look to protect their public transport systems, boost public health and capitalize on clean-air gains as they take their first steps out of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Milan are among the major European cities rolling out both permanent infrastructure and pop-up ‘corona cycleways’, in a wave of investment that includes free bicycle repairs and even cycling lessons.
And as research emergeslinking air pollution to higher coronavirus death rates, many authorities are seizing the opportunity to remake civic life in a healthier image.
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