The new normal? European governments boost cycling during coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown cycling
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Countries around Europe are looking to cycling to get people moving again as authorities across the continent loosen weeks of restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Some countries have restricted public-transport use, and measures such as wearing masks are likely to be put in place as lockdowns ease. As a result, there should be a resurgence in cycling, which is already on the rise as people keep their distance from one another while commuting and exercising.

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