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Most households don't own a car - we need to rethink our roads

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ONE of the nicer side-effects of lockdown has been quieter streets.

Birdsong is louder, neighbourhood cats are venturing further (causing dramatic scenes in our back court) and more people are out walking, wheeling and cycling.

These ways of getting around will stay essential in the months ahead, as physical distancing continues but the number

of commuters gradually increases.

It’s inevitable that many will feel public transport is not safe in the short term, but it’s crucial that we don’t return to streets gridlocked with cars. Cycling is not only great for our health and for improving air quality – it’s a cheaper way to get around a city where over half of households don’t have a car.

We know many of us in Glasgow want to........

© Evening Times