Cities not designed for human habitation

When people were confined to their homes and local areas, many found them unsuitable for maintaining social distancing and supporting well-being.

Access to light and green space is insufficient due to limited gardens and high density populations per green area or park.

There are not enough suitable and affordable homes available so many people have struggled with rent payments or have moved away. People have lived in cramped conditions and domestic abuse has increased whilst mental health has got worse.

Transport infrastructure has been insufficient – cycle lanes have been made randomly, roads have been closed to create better pedestrian spaces. Public transport around local areas is limited as all links are directed to get people to the centre.

Streets are not wide enough for people to pass each other safely whilst maintaining a distance.

 

 

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