Each year, York City attracts nearly 7 million tourists. Council members voted to prevent people from traveling by unnecessary personal cars in the city by 2023, except for the disabled.
A survey of 1,682 YouGov adults found that 53% of people supported the closure of the city center, preventing unnecessary vehicles once a week to provide opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists. . About 39% of the respondents think the budget invested in building the street should be devoted to motivating people to cycle or walk more.
In fact, York attracts nearly 7 million tourists to Britain every year. Council members have also voted in favor of limiting people traveling by personal car since 2023, with the exception of the disabled.
A survey conducted by YouGov of 1,682 adults also showed that more than half of the population approved the “closure” of the city for unnecessary outgoing vehicles once a week. The goal is to reserve space for pedestrians and bicyclists.
About 39% of respondents think that the money invested in building streets should be spent to motivate people to walk or cycle more often.
How Covid-19 changed the cycling habits in York City
While living with Covid-19, the British became accustomed to cycling, exercise at home and gardening.
The British government will likely extend the blockade order for at least another week to stop Covid-19. But statistics have shown that life in the UK has had unimaginable changes in the past two months.
Bicycles are more popular
The limitations of social separation make public transportation the least popular means of transportation. Police also repeatedly advised to limit moving by car. As a result, people travel less and when needed, they choose to be more environmentally friendly.
During the blockade, emergency service staff in the UK used bicycles to go up by 200%. Overall, cycling becomes a lot more popular. Halfords said their bike sales increased sharply in the first week of May.
Cities across the UK respond to this trend by making adjustments to make it easier and safer for cyclists. London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to introduce a temporary bike lane as part of his “street landscape” program.
A recent poll conducted by transport consultant Systra found that 61% of Britons were worried about using public transport after the blockade. This shows that the trend of cycling can continue even when the blockade is lifted.