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Essential Movement: Building Temporary Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities During COVID-19

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is radically shifting travel patterns, prompting cities to take fast action to help essential workers and the general public get around safely. With an eye to current pressures and future demand, cities are looking to temporary bike and pedestrian facilities as integral parts of their COVID response and recovery strategies.  All across the world, cities are expanding narrow sidewalks to facilitate safe queueing and walking, building out bike facilities to ease demand on transit, and increasing capacity where it’s needed most.

In this moderated discussion led by Washington, DC, speakers from Milan and Montreal will discuss how their cities have approached building temporary bicycle and pedestrian facilities as a coronavirus response and recovery strategy. From Milan’s Open Streets adaptation strategy to Montréal’s corridors sanitaires to Washington, DC’s tactical sidewalk extensionsjoin us to learn why all three cities are investing in temporary facilities and how they are planning and implementing them quickly and safely.


Linda Bailey, Washington, DC
Valérie Gagnon, Montreal
Demetrio Scopelliti, Milan