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Case Studies

Case Studies from Cities on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 era has been a boon for bikes, with physical distancing easier to follow on two wheels than inside trains or buses. Lima, Peru is strengthening its cycling infrastructure with almost 50 km of emergency cycle lanes .

COVID-19 has brought urban leadership on health into greater focus: with more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities, urban governments have mounted a remarkable pandemic response—and continue to face daunting challenges.

Bold action by city leaders has and will continue to impact the global pandemic response. The Partnership for Healthy Cities has compiled key accomplishments from six cities in its global network, whose mayors who have taken on the role of urban health champions.

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