The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of work. However, teleworking is not for everybody. A good percentage of the population needs to go to a place to work, as their job involves being somewhere and doing something there. And people working from home need to move around too. Journeys may change, but the importance of easy movement within cities remains.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have opted for the privacy of individual transport. Others have moved started walking or cycling. So how can people be persuaded back into trains and buses to avoid returning to city streets congested with private cars and scooters and traffic back to normal?
The pandemic has made cities realise we need to put health at the centre of planning transport. The pandemic may, in fact, push cities to invest in better public transport, making it faster, more reliable and more comfortable.