The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about profound changes in the way we use public space. Nowhere is this more prevalent than on our streets, where the creation of a wave of parklets and “slow streets” have been juxtaposed with an increased reliance on individual driving over transit. What has the pandemic taught us about the primacy of cars on our city streets, and how can those lessons inform how we can utilize streets to best serve equity-priority communities and small businesses while encouraging walking, biking and transit use? Transportation leaders from Oakland, San Francisco and San José will discuss these questions and more in a conversation about the post-pandemic future for our cities’ streets.
+ Jeff Tumlin / San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
+ Ryan Russo / City of Oakland Department of Transportation
+ John Ristow / City of San José Department of Transportation
+ Nick Josefowtiz / SPUR