A cyclists wears a protective mask as he cycles through Manchester city center, UK on March 17, 2020. Jacob King / PA Images via Getty Images Fears of catching coronavirus on public transportation coupled with drops in vehicular traffic has led to a spike in the sales of bicycles, and safer streets to ride on. In the UK, where emergency service personnel still need to get to work, a cycle-to-work initiative has led to a 200 percent increase in bicycle sales among people working for emergency services, according to the BBC . However, it is not only emergency service workers hopping on two-wheels. Across Great Britain, the demand for bikes has soared as people look for mobility and exercise amidst lockdown and social distancing orders, as the BBC reported. Commuters in New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. epidemic, expressed the same concern. "I’m 51 and healthy, but I don’t want to get on the subway," said John Donohue, a Brooklyn-based artist who bought a bike two weeks ago, to Reuters . Donohue, who doesn’t own a car, said he’s not sure when he’ll be comfortable on mass transit again. In Australia, bike shops are struggling to keep […]

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