It is estimated that in Europe close to 80% of the urban road surface is occupied by private transport and only 20% by people and collective transport. Classical urbanism has followed an urban model oriented towards mobility based on separate cities based on the uses of space: dormitory neighborhoods, industrial zones, commercial areas, sports zones, among others.
Transportation is the activity sector that consumes the most energy, the one that emits the most CO2, generates noise and directly affects the health of the population. This halt in daily activity has placed us in front of an unimaginable urban reality that has suddenly made cars disappear from our streets.
According to renowned urban architect Jan Gehl, “citizens end up adopting the behavior that the city offers them to adopt”. These days we see how citizens have changed their behavior and it is now when the city must rethink the urban model to transform the city into an environment of diverse uses where everyone always has the things they need close by and thus overcome the predominance that he has the car over the city.