Guardian: Calls for more space for walking and cycling in England during lockdown
In recent weeks, scores of cities have been adapting their transport systems to prioritise walking and cycling in light of reduced public transport availability. From Bogota to Berlin to Budapest, cities have been implementing temporary bike lanes to give more space for cycling and protect people when travelling around.
Now politicians and experts in the UK are calling for English towns and cities to implement similar measures to provide more space for walking and cycling to allow safe, healthy and socially-distant travel. Whilst some English cities have announced plans to provide more space for active travel, such as Polis member Manchester, many are yet to implement such measures.
The government recently announced a minor relaxation of traffic regulation orders (TRO) allowing local authorities to close roads without the need to advertise measures in local media. However, Dr Rachel Aldred, at the University of Westminster, said councils had little experience of TROs and some fear legal challenges if they try to make such changes.
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