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Embassy of Mobility
How can a city or country adapt to changing mobility wishes?

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3D viewing room
Photo by Dimitry
This project is part of Embassy of Mobility

Roaring engines, buses thundering past and a lot of exhaust fumes, that’s just normal life in a city. Lockdown brought all of this to a halt. Working from home became the norm and cars were left parked. Public transport didn't give a safe feeling anymore, so everyone hopped on their bike.

Paris

Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo is fully committed to boosting cycling. Since 2016 she has been working hard to make the city more bicycle-friendly, but the pandemic has given her extra impetus. She wants all amenities, such as supermarkets and parks, to be accessible by bike or on foot within 15 minutes from anywhere in the city. During lockdown, entire roads were closed off to make room for cyclists

More cycling in Milan

In addition to the negative consequences, the lockdown has also brought about something positive. Traffic congestion decreased up to 75 percent. The exhaust fumes gave way to clean and fresh air. This was an eye-opener for the Milanese city authorities. This amount of traffic was not an option anymore.


Digital expedition in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands attract 100,000 visitors annually. Due to the corona measures, tourism in the area is currently completely at a standstill. To allow tourists to enjoy the beautiful area, local entrepreneurs have come up with something clever: remote tourism. The guide shows the area through live video images, from beautiful waterfalls to rocky cliffs.