The COVID-19 public health emergency has changed everything about our lives, including how cities arrange public spaces to account for physical distancing. We have new needs we never had before—Where it is safe to place a blanket in the park? Where it is safe to stand while waiting for coffee? As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention and creative humans have invented a variety of clever, and eye-pleasing, physical-distancing signals in cities across the globe.
Enjoy this article from the BBC with all of the photos of creative physical-distancing solutions, and be sure to click on the links to other examples, especially the heart shapes in Bristol, the leaves in Boston, and the tape_measures Instagram account.