There was a bright side to the pandemic too. A recent report in Cities journal reveals that the levels of the toxic chemical NO₂ came down by as much as 40% in major metropolitan areas like New York City, Paris and Milan during the first lockdown in 2020. The primary reason behind this is the absence of cars in these cities.
California-based micro mobility startup, Bird has announced that it will launch an e-bike, Bird Bike, on August 19. The company said in a statement that the product is aimed at making eco-friendly transportation options accessible to everyone.