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A Large Town Answer to COVID-19 Mobility

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The City of Somerville, Mass. has announced a citywide mobility strategy to provide safer walking and biking routes with more room for physical distancing as “stay at home” orders ease this spring and summer. Roughly a quarter of Somerville’s households are car-free. The city’s COVID-19 mobility plan therefore focuses on creating safer routes between residential neighborhoods […]
Source: Open Norfolk.

COVID-19 Outdoor Dining Already Squeezing Walkers

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Cities across America are making space for socially-distanced dining on sidewalks — but they’re not all doing a great job of leaving space for socially-distanced walking in the same spaces. St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that restaurants will be allowed to cannibalize scarce sidewalk space for diners, but specified that eateries can’t touch the parking […]