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.
But, but....You want me to move 5 meters to avoid someone!!!
OH THE OUTRAGE.