Roads in London to Close to Traffic
We are all coming to the realisation that social distancing is going to be with us for some time to come, some cities like Berlin are well placed with large open streets to cope with lots of people going about their daily business. London however is going to be somewhat more tricky to avoid contact with others, a combination of narrow winding streets and traffic make it a social distancing nightmare.
The corporation of London are going to have to make some radical changes if they are going to make London safe for city workers and plans are afoot to make this happen which will make driving in certain parts of London at least for now a thing of the past.
The first part of the changes we will see will covers Cannon Street, Cheapside and Poultry, Old Jewry and Coleman Street, Lombard Street, Leadenhall Street and St Mary Axe, Threadneedle Street and Old Broad Street. These streets have been identified as having pedestrian pathways too small to make social distancing possible, these roads will be closed to vehicle traffic.
Using this time as a trial period the situation will be monitored should these changes be successful they may become a permanent part of daily life in the City helping to reduce emissions and bring better air quality.