Bologna – Everyone will ride a bike

With yellow posters all over the city and the metropolitan area, Bologna is promoting cycling after the COVID-19 pandemic. The messages of the campaign #andràtuttinbici (#everyonewillrideabike): travelling by bike allows physical distance, is good for your health, strengthens the immune system and keeps the air clean. The initiative is promoted by the Bicycle Council of … Continue reading Bologna – Everyone will ride a bike

Nice – Free public transport for those who have to work

People who need to travel to work during the confinement in the metropolitan area of Nice Côte d’Azur can use public transport for free. The Metropolitan Office also adopted urgent measures to support small local companies, including advance payments for public contracts and aid to cover the monthly rent. The French Government and Parliament are … Continue reading Nice – Free public transport for those who have to work

Bordeaux – Emergency cycling plan

Bordeaux has developed an emergency cycling plan that responds to physical distancing requirements. The measures should help ensure that cycling infrastructure can accommodate any potential wave of new cyclists. NGOs working to promote cycling and cycling service operators have helped to develop it. The city wants to entice people who would not normally cycle to … Continue reading Bordeaux – Emergency cycling plan

Grenoble – Economic measures

Grenoble is working to support local economic actors with measures including: the collection of tourist tax and road taxes is suspended exemptions will also be proposed to support cafés and restaurants in particular and all local shops affected by the closure measures In addition, shops located within metropolitan area will be able to benefit from … Continue reading Grenoble – Economic measures

Istanbul – Overview of measures

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has compiled a summary of measures and actions taken in the coronavirus crisis. They include disinfecting busses, stations and other public areas, food supply for the 16 million inhabitants, additional health services, housing for the homeless and the communication with the public via different channels. You can download the document here.

Lille Metropole – Cycling boom

Lille Metropole has implemented temporary cycle lanes to address the need of its increasing amount of users. Cycling has considerably increased within Lille Metropole area over the last two months, with an increase of 60% compared to the pre-covid period. Moreover, Lille Metropole launched the third edition of the metropolitan cycling challenge in June, inspired … Continue reading Lille Metropole – Cycling boom