Everyone is reconsidering transportation modes right now, which means the next few weeks will be crucial in determining if cars win again. Cities can capitalize with free bike-sharing, expanded sidewalk space and safety measures on transit. (Slate)
Commuters who don’t miss driving to work but expect to be called back into the office could be convinced to try walking, biking or transit. (City Lab)
Driving is already back to normal in some U.S. cities, such as Jacksonville and St. Louis. (NBC News). But take this news with a grain of salt — because it’s based on how many people are requesting directions on Apple Maps. (Streetsblog).
A glimmer of hope: E-bike sales are skyrocketing around the world. (The Verge)
The Washington Post predicts that e-bikes and bike-shares, which have virtually disappeared from many cities during the pandemic, will make a big comeback as a perceived safer alternative to transit.
Like far too many traditions under COVID, the annual Bay State Bike Month was postponed and reimagined this year. Typically scheduled in May to coincide with the start of peak cycling season, Bike Month officially started on September 1 and people across Massachusetts are encouraged to join events that are largely virtual. But this year, […]