Since the start of COVID-19, cities around the world have recognized the need to widen sidewalks and open streets for people. Smart Growth America has shared information from leaders working across the globe to support community responses to COVID-19 through Complete Streets and other transportation initiatives. View the presentation and see what other cities are doing and how they are doing it. Check out this list.

An incomplete list of cities already doing Open Streets include:

Aotearoa, New Zealand
Austin, Texas, USA
Bogotá, Colombia
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Budapest, Hungary
Burlington, Vermont, USA
Calgary, Canada
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cologne, Germany
Denver, Colorado, USA
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Edmonton, Canada
Hackney, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Manchester, United Kingdom

Mexico City, Mexico
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Montreal, Canada
Oakland, California, USA
Palo Alto, California, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Stuttgart, Germany
Sydney, Australia
Vancouver, Canada
Victoria, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Winnipeg, Canada
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Metroparks has shut down miles of roads to give residents more space to recreate. The population of Cleveland is just below 400,000 people. 
Oakland, California

Through a collaboration between the city and neighborhoods, Oakland hopes to roll out 74 miles of slow streets on residential streets throughout the city using a network of neighbors and volunteers. As of May 1, the city had installed 14 miles in 15 corridors with a 75% approval rating from residents. 
Paris, France

Famed shopping street Rue de Rivoli was closed to cars on 30 April and will continue to be pedestrian and cyclist-only for the summer.

Cycling lanes that follow the Paris Metro's most popular routes are under consideration. In total, 400 miles of temporary cycle routes are planned for post-lockdown Paris.