The "15-minute city," an urban planning concept that prioritizes putting people's most common daily needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride, has become fodder for conspiracy theorists who falsely claim governments are using it to limit where residents can go outside their homes. Take 15 seconds to SHARE THIS RUMOR GUARD ENTRY about 15-minute cities with your friends and family to let them know they can still visit, no matter how far away they live.
"Fifteen-minute cities" do not limit where people can go outside their homes
The "15-minute city" is an established urban planning concept that aims to put all desired amenities within 15 minutes of a person's home. The concept has been around for a number of years but drew renewed attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people worked from home. Lately, it has become the subject of baseless conspiratorial claims that governments are using the planning concept to confine people to a 15-minute zone around their homes. Let's look at the facts.
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