The measures taken in Europe for the use of bicycles
France, for example, it has already adapted city streets with separation barriers for bikes to delimit a wider lane on the roadway during the 40-day public transport strike. They are now studying that this tactical urbanism can be expanded and become part of the daily life of large cities after the coronavirus passes.
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, applauds the French decision and assures that it will study the Gallic measure of taking advantage of the circumstances to change the mobility model with other ministers and local and regional governments.
In Europe, there are countries where the bicycle is fully integrated in a representative way in people's lives, countries such as Belgium, Holland or Germany, which during this situation, have had to do nothing but recommend its use and expand the areas enabled for it.
A Portugal, this crisis has coincided with the celebration of Lisbon as European Green City 2020. Therefore, it already had a plan consisting of extending from 60 to 200 kilometers of bike lane and will continue when everything ends with these works.
Germany it is another country that has temporarily doubled the width of its lanes by even painting a yellow stripe for it. In cities like Milan or New York, being two nuclei where the pandemic has attacked the strongest, they have never stopped using the public bicycle services because they consider them precisely suitable for this situation.