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As cities enter new lockdowns, it's time to rediscover the joys of walking | Matthew Beaumont

Strolling with friends will provide our only form of sociability beyond the two-dimensional world of our screens During the first acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic, soon after lockdown was first enforced, people living in cities learned to walk again. Confined to their homes, deprived of public transport, forbidden to travel to offices, pubs, restaurants and friends’ houses, people routinely took to the pavements in a desperate attempt to escape the airlessness and stasis of their everyday lives. Related: Sanctuary in the city: how urban parks saved our summer Continue reading...

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