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Is London finally becoming cycle-friendly?

The pandemic has highlighted the need to rethink how we have been organising the very valuable and limited space that we have—but will these changes last?

By Clara Hernanz-Lizarraga  

Cyclists ride through Hyde Park, London, on Bank Holiday Monday after the introduction of measures to bring the country out of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salome Gongadze took up cycling as lockdown orders emptied roads across London. “I was too afraid to do it before because there’s just too many cars,” she said. Now, car traffic has started creeping back up but changes in the way people travel could have long-lasting effects on cities.

Social distancing measures have drastically reduced public transport capacity. London Underground services will only…

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