Cities open roadways up to socially distanced pedestrians

  • Author: Jason Axelrod
  • Source: American City and County
  • Date: 04/20/2020

"With traffic congestion down in cities across the country due to coronavirus-related shelter in place orders, multiple cities are now making it easier for people to adapt to social distancing by opening their roadways to pedestrians and discouraging motor vehicle traffic on the roads.

Oakland, Calif.’s Slow Streets program supports safe physical activity by closing what will ultimately be 10 percent of all Oakland streets, according to the City of Oakland’s website. Specifically, the city’s neighborhood bike routes will be closed to through traffic."

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