Populus to help cities manage open streets during pandemic

Dive Brief:
Populus, a technology platform for cities to manage mobility and transportation demands, launched the Open Streets Initiative to assist select city officials with designing and implementing new street policies, like closures, amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

To complement this effort, Populus launched its Street Manager to help city leaders facilitate and communicate open streets and temporary street closures, construction activity, special events and more.

Only a select number of cities and public agencies will be given access to the platforms. The Open Streets Initiative will accept applications until May 15.