Cycling in central London during lockdown was just plain weird! It just felt wrong and like one had been transported to a real-life version of one of those zombie apocalypse films where no one is about. The novelty of it soon wore off on me personally and I didn't like it one bit. During this time I sore lots more people on bicycles and as many walking. Zoom forward in time and I have been saying to myself and anyone who will listen that in certain parts of London there seems to be as much, if not more, traffic than I recall before lockdown. There is of course a simple and obvious reason.
As you know - if you have been reading my blog for a while - I really hate public transport, mainly as I perhaps have mild claustrophobic tendencies and don't like crowded trains, tubes, buses...the list goes on. During the past few months I have been using the tube - more out of necessity - and seen that numbers are way down. I suspect that the Covid effect had meant that lots of people have gone back to driving, rather than be close up and personal on a crowded bus, tube or train. I would imagine that this is going to continue.
Does seem to make even more sense to me to either cycle or walk. Perhaps a increase in safe cycle routes might be the way froward for commuters who are able to use them?
Stay safe out there people!