Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Shaping Post-Covid Mobility in Cities

 The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people live and move, especially in urban environments. As many cities transition towards living with the virus, this presents challenges and opportunities to create more sustainable, resilient and equitable transport systems. This report explores how urban mobility changed during the pandemic, focusing on changes in how people work. Based on a review of international best practices, the report provides recommendations for better urban mobility in a post-Covid world.

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Policy Insights

  • Replace “predict and provide” transport planning with a “decide and provide” approach.
  • Use Covid-19 recovery to improve the physical and virtual accessibility of services and opportunities.
  • Accelerate the reallocation of city space from cars to people.
  • Decentralise and diversify transport services to cater for varying travel purposes and users.
  • Empower local authorities with adequate funds and decision-making power to address post-pandemic transport challenges.

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