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Open letter to Geneva calls for better cycling routes to discourage pre-lockdown traffic

National News // April 29, 2020

A group of environmental and mobility associations are calling on canton Geneva to plan for better cycling routes and pedestrian spaces so car traffic doesn’t hit the same levels after the lockdown as it was before. 

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Open letter to Geneva calls for better cycling routes to discourage pre-lockdown traffic

Groups such as the WWF, Pro-Bike and the Paquis And Jonction Resident’s Association have written an open letter to State Councilor Serge Dal Busco, who’s in charge of infrastructure, calling for a ‘modal shift’ in transport. 

The letter points to cities such as Berlin, Lyon and Milan – amongst others – who have decided to expand bike lanes. 

The letter says cycling has tripled since the start of the lockdown and air quality is better. 

It also points out it’s hard to maintain social distancing on public transport and pollution is known to be an aggravating factor for those with Covid-19. 

 

 

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