With a return to car traffic when lockdown lifts, we must find ways to keep cyclists and walkers safe
But with a return to car transport too, it is important we minimise air pollution exposure. Studies have shown that exposure for cyclists can be reduced by increasing the distance between cycle lanes and traffic. So, an optimal design would be dedicated bike roads rather than lanes next to existing busy traffic. The same applies to traffic-free corridors for people walking. But how will we fit it all in?
Pollutionwatch: how bike roads can reduce exposure to toxic air