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We’re going to need a bigger pavement…

Space to breathe: Pavement area is widened in Camden high street to help pedestrians meet social distancing guidelines PICTURE: PA

PAVEMENTS have been widened and roads narrowed to help pedestrians maintain a two-metre distance as part of safety measures.

Sections of road have been cordoned off and temporary cycle lanes introduced in Camden, north-west London, and near transport hubs such as Euston.

Sign of the times: Roadworks makes pedestrians’ health

‘The pandemic has created new road safety challenges we are taking seriously,’ said Camden councillor Adam Harrison. ‘We want to make it easier and safer for everyone to walk and cycle, shop, reach green spaces, schools and NHS sites, all while maintaining physical distancing’’.

London mayor Sadiq Khan urged boroughs to work ‘with us to enable Londoners to switch to cleaner, more sustainable forms of transport once the lockdown is eased’.