COVID-19 interrupted the status quo of mobility practices worldwide. To accommodate for the changing norms caused by the pandemic, mobility operators and service providers enhanced, altered, stopped, repurposed or reconfigured passenger and goods transport. Initially deemed temporary, some interventions could remain permanent adjustments. Many of the changes introduced – from modifying services to repurposing infrastructure – reflect the actions called for to reduce carbon emissions, use street space flexibly and prioritize the health of individuals. These interventions are test cases that can inform future actions as we build a new inclusive, sustainable and resilient mobility system.