Never waste a crisis: how EaP countries governments and cities can capitalise on COVID-19 to improve urban mobility in the long term

Never waste a crisis: how EaP countries governments and cities can capitalise on COVID-19 to improve urban mobility in the long term

September 10, 2021

The pandemic has revealed weaknesses in Eastern Partner countries’ planning and management of transport systems, especially in cities. Pre-COVID-19 weaknesses, such as a lack of (adequate) bicycle networks or the inadequate service provided by public transport, had a direct impact on cities’ resilience to the challenges created by COVID-19, and highlighted the need to adapt urban transport to global threats. This paper, developed by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, proposes several recommendations to partner countries’ governments, cities and municipalities on how to improve urban mobility.

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