Phase two transforms Milan into the sustainable city of the future

La fase due trasforma Milano nella città sostenibile del futuro La fase due trasforma Milano nella città sostenibile del futuro

Cycle tracks, shared transport for cars and bikes. The Milan of phase two is an urban project to go towards a new way of life

The Milanese evening of open shops where you will ride a bicycle. It will be a different Milan one of phase two. From the first projects it seems a city with a clear ecological footprint that will come with cycle paths, reduced entrances on public transport and a wider system of bikes and car sharing .

The connection between Covid has not been proven – 19 and pollution , but it is certain that the sky above Milan has been less polluted since the lockdown and the city has not wants to lose one of the few positive things that have come from these months of isolation.

“Milan is to introduce one of Europe's most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.”

– Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 21, 2020

The city must be rethought and, if you cannot think of crowded places, you must first of all create a new form of transport. Milan starts from here with the approval of Greta Thunberg who on Twitter shared the Strade Aperte project . “Milan is preparing one of the most ambitious road management plans in the division between cars, cyclists and pedestrians in response to the coronavirus crisis”.

The Open Roads plan aims to reduce the use of the car after the lockdown and to increase areas for bicycles and pedestrians. The first solution to move could really be the bicycle if on public transport the passenger capacity will be reduced to 30% and the entrances will also be quoted on the underground. There will be signs on buses and metro carriages to indicate the distance.

The city does not want and cannot bear a greater number of cars and for this reason it thinks about strengthening the cycle paths, even temporarily at first. The sidewalks will be expanded and speed limits of 30 kilometers per hour. The first works could be on an 8-kilometer stretch of Corso Buenos Aires in early May. Here a new cycle path and widened sidewalks. In all, the changes should concern 35 kilometers of roads in one of the most ambitious urban plans in Europe .

They are also the times of the city with a reorganization by neighborhoods. Everyone should have essential services at a maximum distance of 15 minutes on foot from own home. The reorganization of the spaces also concerns the activities of bars and restaurants which must have spaced and open spaces . The parks themselves could become spaces for sports activities that were previously done in the gym. In closed places, entrances must be staggered: at school (entrance from 8 to 10) as in the shops, the hours must be expanded to allow fewer people to enter at the same time. For the shops, evening openings were assumed, for lessons the use of other spaces such as cinemas and theaters with a greater number of qualified professors.


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