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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
Key National Health Service (NHS) workers in London are being offered a three-month e-bike loan to help them commute to work while smart distancing.
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 Colombian capital of Bogotá is opening 76km (47 miles) of temporary bike lanes to reduce crowding on public transport and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as to improve air quality.
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).
More New Yorkers are turning to cycling to minimize their coronavirus exposure. Citi Bike trips surged to more than half a million this month.
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.
Las primeras observaciones sobre las probables implicaciones del brote de COVID-19 en los impactos a largo plazo sobre nuestro comportamiento individual en los viajes y el transporte público.
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.