Will Europe be greener after lockdown?

Once the lockdown barriers are slowly lifted, it seems as though social distancing will become the new normal across Europe, according to EuroNews.

With figures in air pollution and CO2 emissions having dropped since the start of lockdown, countries across Europe are already working on new ways to keep records low.

As the banning of petrol cars across Europe was already a primary focus, plans in Milan have already been brought forward for 70km of new cycle lanes and expansions of pedestrian areas.

Despite limited access to public transport during the pandemic, the Open Roads project plan to keep these procedures in place post lockdown, shrinking vehicle space to help the city tackle the ongoing battle with air pollution.

France have also announced that they will be investing £20 million into a new cycle scheme as a way of eliminating pollution across the city.

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