Milan announces plan to encourage cycling and walking after end of confinement

Performed by: Milan Government

Country: Italy

Milan’s administration announced city plan ‘Strade Aperte’ (Open Street, translated literally) for mobility and the use of public space in post lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The city announced that 35 km of its streets will be transformed during the European summer to encourage travel on foot, by bicycle and scooter to optimize the use of public space. Among the measures provided for in the plan are the creation of new cycle paths, an increase in the number of roads with moderate speed and the expansion of pedestrian paths through the increase of sidewalks. I

n addition, the plan also seeks to facilitate the possibility of placing tables for bars and restaurants in external public areas, in order to recover part of the capacity lost inside the establishments due to the spacing restrictions.