People Are Buying Cars Because of the Pandemic. Cities May Change as a Result.

In Covid mode, a personal vehicle feels like the ultimate PPE

Tom Vanderbilt
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In the eyes of many urbanists, the great global pause of the pandemic has been an opportunity for cities to reshape themselves along more livable lines. Cities from Berlin to Bogotá have been reapportioning road space to…

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Tom Vanderbilt
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Contributing editor @ Outside, Wired (UK), and Artforum. Author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)