After 100 years of city design being built around the private car, this is a rare opportunity to bank on the behaviour change to reduce pollution, improve air quality and get more of us active. Temporary moves to give over more road space to public transport, bikes and pedestrians may give way to more permanent measures and has accelerated plans for ‘Car Free Cities’. Jheni explores models that have been applied elsewhere, looks at changes coming in across Milan, Bristol and Birmingham and asks what’s needed to make them work? Will we be zooming about on e-scooters and goods transported underground instead? Plans aren’t without cost or controversy but is this a rare moment to make a radical change the new normal?
Presented by Jheni Osman
Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock for BBC Audio in Bristol.