Repurposing the city for people, London aims to emerge differently from the pandemic, supporting a low-carbon and sustainable recovery. Works have already started. The Mayor Sadiq Khan said the plans to transform parts of central London would create “one of the largest car-free areas in any capital city in the…
The initiave aims at using the empty houses for Covid-19 patients. The houses would be donated to the state for a short period as the country is currently experiencing a shortage of hospital bed space in Lagos, Kano and Abuja due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The city government has also agreed on a total of nine temporary meeting zones where the minimum distance of one meter can be maintained. Into the meeting zones, cars could continue driving at 20 km/h, cyclists are as well allowed and there is space for pedestrians.
This is to allow pedestrians to cross the road without having to touch a button. The automated traffic lights will be active 24 hours a day. Similar initiatives have already been implemented in other places such as New Zealand, Boston or Massachusetts, which also have automated crossing signals.
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