149. WE BUILT THIS CITY ON BIKES AND STROLLS

Hello! In the last few months towns and cities around the world have experimented with closing roads, expanding pavements and pop-up cycle lanes. Does this offer a vision of a better way of using space on our streets? Greater Manchester walking and cycling supremo Chris Boardman talks us through what’s happened in the region and their plans for the future. And former New York transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan explains why this is an important moment to rethink our approach to getting around.


Plus very cheerful comedian Josie Long on lockdown, Twitch & the future of live comedy. 


Read Farhad Manjoo's piece on the vision of a future without cars: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/opinion/sunday/ban-cars-manhattan-cities.html


 

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.