Britain’s streets have been changed overnight by the coronavirus lockdown: in some places, normally busy shopping drags are devoid of people; rush-hour traffic jams have slowed to a trickle in all but the busiest areas.
Elsewhere, queues of people stocking up on essentials snake out of shops operating a one-in-one-out policy, and parks are filled with people going for their daily social-distanced walks, dodging each other.
“The way that people move has an impact on people around them and I think it’s never been more obvious than now,” Giulio Ferrini, head of urban design at Sustrans, a walking and cycling charity, tells The Independent.
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