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Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

One of the first "low-traffic neighbourhoods" to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

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