War on Cars Watch: Database documents cities that are repurposing car space during the pandemic

During the global pandemic, cities around the world are recognizing it makes sense to take road space that is usually used for moving and storing cars and instead give it to people. They’re reallocating the right-of-way from travel lanes and parking to create emergency bikeways for essential workers, and open space where residents can safely walk, bike, and exercise, with sufficient room for “social distancing.”

Dr. Tabitha Combs, a transportation researcher at the University of North Carolina has started a crowdsourced database of what cities are doing to create safer, people-friendly streets during the “shelter at home” era.