Pollutionwatch: how bike roads can reduce exposure to toxic air

With a return to car traffic when lockdown lifts, we must find ways to keep cyclists and walkers safe

Pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements and traffic-free school streets are part of urgent UK government recommendations to allow physical distancing as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased.

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?

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Source: theguardian
Pollutionwatch: how bike roads can reduce exposure to toxic air