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This week Amazon launched its first UK micro-mobility hub in central London. A new fleet of eCargo bicycles and walkers (i.e. people who deliver mail by hand) will directly replace thousands of traditional bus journeys on London’s roads and reduce traffic congestion.

But while it clears up space on the road, it will certainly displace the already crowded sidewalks. This is a problem that is struggling to find a solution.

The curb is a hotly contested space

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