Published19th May 2020
Knowledge TypeTechnical paper
Organisation, Mott MacDonald
Street Evolution – Re-imagining streets post lockdown
Our streets must enable the efficient movement of traffic in all its forms – cars, buses, lorries, vans, bikes and people on foot. In retail areas, they provide ‘front doors’ for shops and other facilities. They’re also places for people to stop, rest and meet others. Whatever the activity, streets must be safe. In the social-distancing world, walking safely has come to mean something new. Pedestrians must not only be safe from traffic they also need to keep at least 2m apart. This has profound implications for how streets are laid out.