Metropolitan areas around the world struggle with the same problem: More people means more traffic. But what if a significant portion of people living in cities relied on cycling or other modes of active transport?
Birmingham grabbed headlines this week for its visionary new transport plan that will restrict car travel and expand sustainable transportation access throughout every inch of the city. Unfortunately, not our Birmingham.
But not that Birmingham.
In Europe, I used to cycle to most places. I was very surprised by the randomness and dangerousness of New York City’s bike lanes. Do the people who plan and build these lanes use them with their children?
As the U.S. plods towards an underwhelming federal infrastructure deal that will funnel billions into building new roads for drivers, Europe makes strides towards saving its most vulnerable road users and the climate.