Indeed and aside from right by the PvP terminal on Fleet and one area on Tattooine, there's PLENTY of free space and even on Fleet you might have to...what...run past a very obvious cluster of infected people? Orrrr, you could use the hanger tunnel to avoid the Combat Training area altogether!
I have been experimenting...it looks like the range (explosive wave) is no more than 3 meters.
This is not being forced at all. I'm sorry, it's just not. It's extremely easy to avoid.
Ok.....lets take a example...you need to go the Fleet..you ether lag bad...or need to take a quick afk ( rl does call on occasions, you know? ) and you get infected when "you did not want to be". How is this not forcing this on some?