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As the World tiptoes tentatively into a new post Covid landscape, we celebrate all that’s new and innovative in the world of street furniture. How can we make our personal bubble better?
Cycling to work is fantastic. It comes with a host of benefits for your health, wealth and the environment, but just knowing this may not be enough to help you start if you are nervous about trying it for the first time. Cycling UK's Cycle Friendly Employer Accreditation Project Manager James Palser shares his top tips and hints to help you overcome that initial hesitation.
Both working from home, shorter working weeks and flexible office space has been applauded by human resource experts worldwide and considered favourable over a mass return to traditional working.
There's hardly a destination where cycle parking isn't necessary - schools, businesses, stations, surgeries, shopping centres, to name but a few. This guide explains the best way of providing it.
Covid has without doubt altered the way we work and where, we will no longer use the ‘office’ in the same way. Working remotely has taught us that we can. However we are unlikely to ever give up our working office environment completely. Isolation and connectivity issues make working from home less than ideal as a permanent solution.
As the country begins to slowly emerge from the crippling restrictions of covid, we are all searching for a way forward. The stringent pause has allowed us all to identify with our daily environmental errors and now we are curious to find our personal normal.
Tackling Coronavirus is down to everyone following the guidelines, keeping their distance, washing their hands regularly, using their elbow to cough or sneeze into, using face masks etc. Every step has been established to protect ourselves and will help to protect our neighbours, colleagues, friends, and family members.
Getting ready for Back to School in September can be challenging for schools at the best of times. With Coronavirus on everyone's minds, we all know how important it is to follow government guidelines and make sure everywhere is as safe as possible. Schools have stayed open during lockdown, providing essential childcare for key workers. These children have formed isolated ‘bubbles’ to keep them safe whilst they learn and play.
With numerous weeks sheltering under the ‘Stay At Home’ umbrella and uncountable home classes, I find myself wondering whether my children will discover what many of us secretly question, is the traditional way of schooling really necessary for learning?. With the new normal beginning to take shape and a life that is expected to be different even after the virus’s impact lessens maybe so will the need for our classroom lessons!
We are all rightly fearful of catching Covid on public transport and this trepidation has led to a huge boom in Cycle- to -work schemes. The schemes saw a 200% increase in bike orders from people working for the emergency services alone. Our imposed lifestyle changes are demanding increased mobility and outdoor exercise opportunities and cycling is leading the pack.