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London to Replace 2,000 Car Parking Spots With Bike Storage

London announced another sweeping round of changes to its transportation priority, further cementing the future of active transportation both during and after the pandemic.
July 15, 2020, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"In addition to a growing number of pop-up cycleways and widened sidewalks installed during the first phase of the [City of London] Corporation’s pandemic transport plan there will be further measures to discourage motor vehicle use, including replacing car parking bays with corrals for securing bicycles," reports Carlton Reid.

Reid provides specifics:

1,900 cycle parking spaces will be installed in the place of car parking bays. Seven kilometres of streets will be made more people friendly in the next phase of the works, including the “reallocation of highway to pedestrians and cyclists on Fleet Street and Moorgate, timed closure of Moorfields to motor vehicles and the closure of Chancery Lane to through traffic,” says the Corporation.

The shift in priority on the streets of London are being presented as an economic recovery program for the transport sector in London. Walking and biking has been up significantly throughout the pandemic.

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Published on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Forbes
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