Georgina Rannard writes in BBC News
If you’ve performed the “social distancing dance” outdoors during lockdown, you’re not alone.
People across the UK have told BBC News they are finding it impossible to stay safe outside because our cities were not built for social distancing. Pavements are too narrow for people to pass safely at a 2m distance. Public transport is closed or reduced, leading more people to cycle, but there’s limited space where they can feel safe. If cyclists are pushed into the gutter or on to shared-use paths, that can bring them uncomfortably close to pedestrians.
Now communities, UK transport groups and public health experts are calling for radical changes already happening globally – like wider pavements, traffic restrictions and cycle networks.
Such changes would prevent further waves of infections, improve air quality and public health, and help countries achieve their climate goals, they say.