Podcast: Saving COVID’s Car-Free Streets

Car-Free JFK. Image: Walk SF
Car-Free JFK. Image: Walk SF

If there’s been a silver lining to the COVID crisis, it’s certainly that for the first time some space between buildings has been wrestled away from the all-but exclusive use of motorists. The Cool Solutions podcast did a great piece about a few of the scrappy activists (many of them familiar to Streetsblog readers) and their fight to preserve slow and car free streets in San Francisco.

Give it a listen below.

Storytellers: Activists Matt Brezina, Peter Belden, and Olivia Gamboa; Mike McGinn of America Walks, and Meredith Glaser of the Urban Cycling Institute

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