Life after COVID: Europeans want to keep their cities car-free. City dwellers across Europe are getting used to clean air. According to data provided to POLITICO, 68 percent of 7,545 respondents to a YouGov survey conducted for the NGOs Transport & Environment and the European Public Health Alliance said they wanted to see air pollution reduction policies — including restrictions on car access to city centers — kept in place.
City dwellers were asked whether they agree that cities must take action to curb air pollution by reserving more public space for walking, cycling and public transport. The survey covers major cities in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the Brussels metropolitan area, and was conducted between May 14 and 21.