Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport, was quoted in The Guardian about urging councils to reallocate roads for walking and cycling during lockdown.

Portrait of Rachel Aldred

In the article, Dr Aldred commented on the recent government announcement of the minor relaxation of traffic regulation orders (TROs) allowing authorities to close roads but warned that councils had little experience of TROs and many fear legal repercussions.

She said: “The Department for Transport could help firstly by unambiguously stating that it expects and will support authorities to lock in traffic reduction and create conditions for safe walking and cycling, and simplifying the process through which they can install temporary changes.”

Read the full article on The Guardian’s website.

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