New Poll Suggests People Want To Keep Pedestrian Streets And Outdoor Dining, Even After Pandemic Ends

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The pandemic forced cities and towns to get creative. People wanted to gather safely, and needed new space to do that outside.

Communities closed down whole streets for bikers and walkers, and restaurants turned curbside parking spaces into tiny garden patios.

A new poll from the MassINC polling group finds that many of those workarounds actually worked, and people want them to stay.

We break down the polling data with WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka, and hear from Brad Rawson, director of mobility for the City of Somerville.

This segment aired on June 10, 2021.

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