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Khan?t drive, Khan cycle/walk


Nigello

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Surely being relatively sealed within a metal and glass box (eg. a car) is effectively social distancing whilst walking/cycling in the open air isn't. And the only reason why relatively increased car use might cause "gridlock" is because they've already taken away much of the previously available road space.
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Good, some hard measures to end the love affair with the car. Gets my support. Been great having the street virtually traffic free and the families playing out there.


Those petrol heads who strongly object can self isolate in their cars until the cows come home.


There is of course a balance to achieve but the counter argument reminds me of those against hard interventions against smoking. Can you imagine a world where people smoke in restaurants, in front of kids, in the office......?

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It's an opportunity to change how we work. Many of us that can will work from home much more now than before. Offices won't be as full. Those that do travel to work should be given opportunities to get there in different ways from cars as well as public transport - including walking and cycling/scooters/ebikes/mekon board.


Pointless going through all of this if permanent change doesn't happen.

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It?s worth remembering that some drivers are needed - deliveries, plumbers, builders, some NHS nurses on rounds, etc. Most journeys in our area are unnecessary as they could be done on foot or cycle but most of us will think ?well, just this once? and the gridlock and pollution and noise will continue. (I have no motor vehicle and haven?t for twenty years. I manage well, others won?t find it as easy with no car, I know.)
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