National Geographic: The pandemic pushed cars out of Edinburgh. Here’s how it’s going.
National Geographic: The pandemic pushed cars out of Edinburgh. Here’s how it’s going.. “During the pandemic, multiple urban areas have repurposed roadways for pedestrians, from the ‘streeteries’ that bring restaurant seating on to New York City boulevards to the pop-up bike lanes temporarily added to Paris’s already robust network of protected pistes cyclables. For cities holding UNESCO World Heritage Sites (like Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town and 18th-century New Town) prioritising ‘slow traffic’ is an attempt to mitigate the damage of overtourism and sustain the historic character that attracts visitors in the first place.”