The spread of COVID-19 has dramatically changed how communities live, move and behave. From breaking old certainties, to the acceleration of new trends, there is now a pressing need for action as we start to rebuild the economy and tackle wider challenges.
To better understand the risks and opportunities the pandemic has presented, Arcadis has spoken to local authorities, transport and education providers, businesses and the general public in both the UK and Ireland to gather a clear picture of what they see as the priorities for a recovery plan in their local areas.
Actively explore new forms of mobility
COVID-19 has resulted in stark and sudden changes to the behaviour of people across the country. This has had a massive impact on public transport in particular. More & more people are turning to active travel options, such as walking and cycling.
Will this continue in the winter months ahead?
And how can a shared recovery plan accommodate active travel options?