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May 22, 2023

Millions ditched cars for bikes during the pandemic. These cities want the habit to stick

  • Many new bikeways were built during the height of COVID-19 as outdoor recreation, and cycling in particular, surged.
    Associated Press

    MONTREAL — In the agonies of the virus that upended most of the world, millions of people from Bogota to Berlin saw what life could be like on two wheels instead of four.

    Even as commuting to the office and going to school plunged at the height of COVID lockdowns, outdoor recreation, and cycling in particular, surged in country after country as people looked to escape isolation in a relatively safe way. In response, cities worldwide have developed bikeways with new urgency since 2020.

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