SAGE professor calls for road closures over Christmas to encourage exercise | road.cc
SAGE professor calls for road closures over Christmas to encourage cyclists and pedestrians to exercise
A public health professor at the University of Bristol has called on councils to close roads over Christmas to encourage people to walk and cycle for exercise. Professor Gabriel Scally, a member of the Scientifc Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) argued that the measures should be introduced as part of the fight against COVID-19. He also said people should spend as much time as possible outdoors over Christmas.
At 5’25” into the video above he tells Good Morning Britain: “We should try to spend [Christmas] as much outdoors as we can, weather permitting, walking, cycling. The councils should be closing streets and roads so people can get space and opening up new green space for them to be outside.”