While the COVID 19 crisis is an awful situation, it also gives us time to ask what’s going to happen next and question how we’re going to get there.
Sometimes change is sparked off in different countries because of a crisis — in both The Netherlands and Denmark today the level of cycling can partly be linked back to the oil crisis in the 1970s. But another part of the story is people had to demand change and argue that it was indeed better than the status quo, there were mass protests in Amsterdam. Like modern climate protests, children were involved in making Amsterdam less car-centric. While protesting on the street is out of the question for now, what else are you willing to do how if you want positive change and is anything holding you back? Is it fear that your town is too small or that it’s all pointless because city centre car parks have too much power? Or what?
In terms of walking, cycling and liveability: What’s your hope for life after lockdown? How much are you willing to fight towards more sustainable transport and liveability measures?
Please use the comments section under this article (not on Facebook or Twitter) to say what what’s your hope and how you’re going to look for it… or maybe you feel there isn’t hope… why not?
We want to hear from local perspectives in different places across cities and all over Ireland and beyond…