The way people move around and commute in cities has changed, perhaps forever. Transit ridership has plummeted, car traffic is at its lowest point in decades and the need for wider sidewalks seems more urgent than ever before.
Is the time of COVID-19 actually the perfect moment to remake the transit and transportation networks in cities? Some say the countries that are preparing to make the streets more accessible, post-pandemic, are the places that are built to grow and succeed, not merely recover from it.
Adrian Cheung talks to Ben Spurr, Toronto Star’s transportation reporter, on what Toronto and other major, dense cities are doing to adapt to big changes in transportation networks, and the very nature of how a society lives and moves in a city.
Listen here or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.
You can read Ben Spurr’s article here: The return of the car? How COVID-19 could derail Toronto’s transit future