Government gives councils more powers to establish car-free streets

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Brighton's Madeira Drive, visible behind the wheel, has been closed to cars by Brighton council. Credit:  Jim Linwood, Flickr
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Brighton's Madeira Drive, visible behind the wheel, has been closed to cars by Brighton council. Credit: Jim Linwood, Flickr

But campaigners say the DfT must go further to actively promote the prioritisation of space for pedestrians and cyclists.

The government has temporarily relaxed laws around establishing car-free streets in England, in a move that should free up space for social distancing and allow essential workers to walk and cycle to work...

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