Greg Marsden, Jillian Anable, Iain Docherty and Llinos Brown
The COVID19 Transport, Travel and Social Adaptation Emergency Data Collection has been tracking how and why travel patterns have been changing in response to the pandemic restrictions. As we begin to enter the opening up of the economy following the January-March/April 2021 lockdown this document reviews the overall position of the transport sector. It takes a closer look at some policy questions which stakeholders agreed were important in late 2020. The report draws on nationally available data sources and reports from other organisations as well as evidence collected from our unique panel survey (details of which are in Annex 1). The panel survey will continue with a third wave in May and additional funding is being sought for two further waves. There are already some important findings which help to interpret future scenarios but the coming year remains uncertain as stated intentions turn into observed actions as the economy opens up and whilst social distancing persists.
Marsden, G., Anable, J., Docherty, I. and Brown, L. 2021. Report: At a crossroads – travel adaptations during Covid-19 restrictions and where next? Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1-913299-07-1
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