To combat an epidemic with measures in transport, an Avoid-Shift-Improve Approach can be followed. It is important to shift to the promotion of clean public transport and walking & cycling as a resilient & contactless transport modes (in particular of essential traffic).Measures
As New York City reopens, New Yorkers will once again be relying on mass transit to get around, and with that in mind Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the city will expand bus service through 20 new miles of busways and bus lanes. Additionally, the highly successful 14th Street busway will be made permanent.
In India, like in so many other parts of the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has struck a massive blow to public transport. To help their bus operators survive financially, India’s states could start thinking about a combination of interventions.
MUMBAI: Transport experts in Mumbai have suggested mobility methods which cities across the country could adopt to reduce the burden on public transport and avoid car-buyingfrenzy post lockdown
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and TfL have today unveiled their ‘London Streetspace’ programme which will rapidly transform London’s streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.
U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps is to announce emergency funding to enable local authorities to pay for “pop-up” cycling and walking infrastructure to enable physical distancing during lockdown.
The city council will invest €4.4 million to adapt public spaces, while some major streets will be closed to vehicles.
Barcelona City Council has presented a plan with "urgent and immediate" measures to "adapt" the city to the beginning of a return to mobility.
Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The city has announced that 35km (22 miles) of streets will be transformed over the summer, with a rapid, experimental citywide expansion of cycling and walking space to protect residents as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
During the COVId-19 pandemic Sidewalks and bike lanes are more crowded than ever with walkers, runners, and cyclists looking to get some fresh air. With less green space due to the park closures, staying six feet apart from fellow residents has proven increasingly difficult, often forcing people to move into the street to contend with cars.
Volkswagen is restarting production at its Zwickau plant on April 20, one week ahead of when most of its global factories will resume. The much-anticipated ID.3 EV, the first of a wave of new VW electric vehicles, is produced in Zwickau. The move comes as the company acknowledges new challenges in meeting EU CO2 targets during the pandemic.
The RTA website offers a simple process to complete the registration which takes less than five minutes. Without the need for vehicle inspection due to the current efforts to fight coronavirus in the UAE, the entire process is smooth and can be completed without any complications even by a novice.
Even in times of the Corona Virus the city of hamburg provides comprehensive bus and rail services. To tackle the spread of Covid-19 and ensure adequate distances between the passengers the timetables will be improved and additional services will be provided by April 1st. Bus ticket holder get reduced or even free night rides by taxi or MOIA.
Public transport is the backbone of cities, providing an essential service to keep cities moving, particularly in times of pandemics. The key objective for public transport operators therefore has to be maintaining a minimum service. To that end, UITP has released a Factsheet (in several languages) providing recommendations for its worldwide community of members on how to prepare their transport networks for this pandemic and ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers.
At the time of this writing, COVID-19 is disrupting peoples’ daily lives in many ways, including restricting daily travel, from optional work-from-home arrangements to complete shutdowns. While the most common advice remains to limit travel, having reliable, affordable choices for that travel matters now more than ever.
The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government (Pemprov) has cut TransJakarta (TJ) bus services. Non-Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or outside corridor transportation until night transportation will not be operated temporarily. Acting Director of PT TransJakarta, Yoga Adiwinarto, said that the TJ bus routes in operation are only the ones within the corridor.
The Bucharest subway operator Metrorex has put the maximum number of trains into use and waiting times are in between 2 and 4 minutes on the most crowded lines, transport minister Lucian Bode said. The minister said all subway trains are disinfected every 12 hours.
Meanwhile, more vehicles will enter into use in the overground public transport system to avoid crowding, Aurelian Bădulescu, the deputy mayor of Bucharest, said.
Thus, the number of trains in circulation will decrease by 15% to 20%, depending on the evolution of passenger traffic during this period.
“As public health and transport researchers we fully support individuals, communities, and governments taking rapid and effective action against the growing pandemic of Covid-19. We recognise the importance of social distancing, with particular need to protect the most vulnerable.”
President Joko Widodo stressed that the government, including local governments, must continue to provide public transportation services. This directive relates to the corona virus outbreak (Covid-19) in Indonesia. "Public transportation must still be provided by the central government and regional governments," President Jokowi said at a press conference at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (3/16/2020).
To combat an epidemic, it is essential to avoid or reduce travel or the need to travel (especially of non-essential traffic).
Recommendations for Nigeria's Public Transport Systems from Engr. Emmanuel John, Sustainable Urban Mobility Expert, Director of Administration and Strategy, Transportation Growth Initiative, Abuja.
The Shenzhen Bus Group’s Experience gives insight into their expereinces and response on the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
As primeiras observações sobre as prováveis implicações do surto de COV-19 sobre os impactos a longo prazo no nosso comportamento individual de viagem e transporte público
The E-Rickshaws Project in Singra, Bangladesh is becoming a promising response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This article presents first observations on the likely implications of the COVID-19 outbreak on longer-term impacts to our individual travel behavior and public transport.