Let's keep moving, safely

The Urban Transport Community partners agreed that in the long run, the project will have to respond to the changes of daily commuting and use of urban spaces in our cities.

Urban mobility is another crucial sector for our cities' post-COVID19 resilience. Securing essential worker's health when using public transport is crucial. Many local and regional authorities are looking at measures to protect workers and maintain effective transport service by regularly disinfecting spaces, increasing the frequency in order to lower concentration, etc. Others are reshaping urban space favoring more bike lanes and offering new public bike renting services so as to favor safe, socially-distanced and sustainable modes of transport as in the case of Barcelona, Rome and Paris.

The exchange of knowledge and good practices is particularly valuable in such a unique context that adds up pressure on the performance and capacity to deliver of cities. The Urban Transport Community project, funded by Interreg MED Program and lead by MedCities aims at making its contribution with a focus on Mediterranean cities. The project is now focusing on elaborating the catalogue of good and replicable solutions in the field of low-carbon and active mobility modes that will surely play a role in finding alternatives to the "business as usual" we may not come back to. You can follow the news regarding the project by subscribing to the newsletter.

In the second online pit stop meeting of the Urban Transport Community, held April 7 April, partners agreed that in the long run, the project will have to respond to the changes of daily commuting and use of urban spaces in our cities. In what concerns the project's action plan, and given the early stage of its implementation, no public event or activity is directly affected by the crisis, but partners reckoned the need to closely look at how the situation evolves in the coming weeks in order to adapt the calendar. Coordination and clear communication among partners is even more key today.

 

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