COMBATING EPIDEMICS IN TRANSPORT

Shift-Measures

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
United States of America – June 08, 2020

NYC adds 20 Miles of Busways and Bus Lanes, 40 Miles short of the MTA's Request

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.

Manhattan Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

Manhattan (Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash)

Portugal – June 04, 2020

Lisbon latest City To rein back Car use with 34 Miles of Pop-Up Cycleways installed by September

To Milan, London, Berlin, and Paris, Lisbon can now be added to the major European cities using the pandemic to reshape streets.

Lisbon Photo by Justine Camacho on Unsplash

Lisbon (Photo by Justine Camacho on Unsplash)

Worldwide - June 02, 2020

Complete Guide to Electric Scooters

The Electric Scooters suffer a lot from the crisis but they are a form of mobility that will become more and more important in the future. So have a look at this guide.

Scooter Warsaw by John Nzoka on Unsplash

Photo by John Nzoka on Unsplash

India - May 26, 2020

Rethinking India’s Public Transport after the COVID-19 Lockdown is over

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 India Photo by Atharva Tulsi on Unsplash

Mumbai ( Photo by Atharva Tulsi on Unsplash)

Great Britain - May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner Air of Lockdown - Survey

British drivers are ready to change their behaviour to maintain the cleaner air of the lockdown and protect the environment, a survey suggests.

London Photo by Artur Tumasjan on Unsplash

London (Photo by Artur Tumasjan on Unsplash)

Worldwide – May 11, 2020

Cars make a Comeback as Lockdowns ease and Public Transport remains a no-no

Driving has emerged as the socially distant transportation of choice and is offering some relief to an oil market fresh off its worst crash in history.

Cars Photo by Prashanth Vishwanathan Bloomberg

Photo by Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India – May 8, 2020

Mumbai: Transport Experts suggest Mobility Methods to reduce Burden on Public Transport post Lockdown

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

Mumbai Photo by PD Pics on Pixabay

Mumbai: (Photo by PDPics on Pixabay)

Europe – May 8, 2020

Bikes starting to push Cars out of Cities thanks to COVID-19

Curfews have paralysed traffic as the COVID-19 pandemic hit many cities, which have started to use this opportunity to promote the bicycle revolution and ban cars from their inner cities.

Bikes by Martin Meissner AP Photo

Photo by Martin Meissner / AP Photo

Great Britain - May 6, 2020

Mayor’s bold new Streetspace Plan will overhaul London’s Streets

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.

Bikelane by Tom Fejér on unsplash

London (Photo by Tom Feyér on Unsplash)

Great Britain - May 3, 2020

Travel ‘Under Own Steam’ Urges U.K. Transport Secretary Ahead Of Pop-Up Cycleways Funding Plan

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.

England Photo by Dan Kitwood Getty Images

London (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

France – April 29, 2020

Paris has a Plan to keep Cars out after Lockdown

As the city prepares to end lockdown, Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to use bike lanes, buses, and social distancing to keep more cars off the roads and reduce pollution.

Paris by Cyril Marcilhacy Bloomberg

Paris (Photo by Cyril Marcilhacy/Bloomberg)

Spain – April 25, 2020

Pedestrianised Streets and wider Pathways: Barcelona’s Plan for a return to Mobility

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.

By Barcelona City Council

Photo by: Barcelona City Council

Italy – April 21, 2020

Milan announces ambitious Scheme to reduce Car use after Lockdown

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.

Milan Photo by Stefano De Grandis REX Shutterstock

Milan (Photo by Stefano De Grandis on Shutterstock)

Belgium – April 21, 2020

Unife and CER call for Rail to be included in EU Recovery Plan

The European Railway Industry Association (Unife) and the Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Managers (CER) call for rail to be included in the EU’s post-Covid-19 recovery plan.

Train by William Daigneault on Unsplash

(Photo by William Daigneault on Unsplash)

Worldwide – April 20, 2020

Open Streets – a Guide for Implementation in Response to COVID-19

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.

Open streets a guide for implementation in response to covid 19 orig

(Photo by Safeontheroad.org)

Worldwide – April 17, 2020

#WeAllMove – Find an Operator

This tool helps you to find mobility solutions for your specific needs in your city. Whether you’re a hospital hoping to provide safe commuting options for your medical workers or a delivery service in need of more vehicles.

We All Move

A movement to connect the world with mobility solutions during this time of crisis.

Worldwide – April 16, 2020

Rail Industry faces strong Growth post-Coronavirus, UBS says

A UBS report has found that the Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate the shift of passengers from air to rail, post-lockdown, with greater than expected growth in the rail industry over the next 10 years.

Trains Photo by Ian Deng on Unsplash

(Photo by Ian Deng on Unsplash)

Germany – April 16, 2020

VW focuses its restart Effort on Electric Cars, with urgent need to hit CO2 Targets

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.

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Zwickau (Electrek)

United Arab Emirates – April 06, 2020

COVID-19: Renew Vehicle online in UAE without Inspection or standing in Queue

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.

UAE Gulf News Archieves

UAE (Gulf News Archieves)

United States of America – April 3, 2020

Mapping How Cities Are Reclaiming Street Space

To help get essential workers around, cities are revising traffic patterns, suspending public transit fares, and making more room for bikes and pedestrians

NYC Jeenah Moon Bloomberg

New York City (Photo by Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg)

Great Britain - March 30, 2020

London Health Workers to receive free E-Bike Loaners to avoid Public Transport

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.

E Bike London

London, Great Britain (Image: Gocycle)

Germany - March 29, 2020

Hamburg increases the Amount of Buses on heavily used Routes and provides new Services

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.

Hamburg S Bahn

Hamburg, Germany (Photo by David Peters on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 26, 2020

The Guardians of Mobility: Keeping Cities Alive and Moving

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.

Guardins Of Mobility Photo By Uitp

Guardians of Mobility (Graphic by UITP)

Worldwide - March 24, 2020

As the Impacts of Coronavirus Grow, Micromobility Fills in the Gaps

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.

Bike Scooter Sharing Photo By Lucian Alexe On Unsplash

Micromobility (Photo by Lucian Alexe on Unsplash)

Indonesia - March 21, 2020

Not Operating Non-BRT Buses and Night Transportation

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.

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Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo by Moh Candra on Unsplash)

Colombia - March 18, 2020

Bogotá expands Bike Lanes to curb COVID-19 Spread

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.

Credit: Andrew Gook on Unsplash

Bogotá, Colombia (Photo by Andrew Gook on Unsplash)

Romania - March 18, 2020

Maximizing the Number of Trains to Avoid Overcrowding

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.

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Bucharest, Rumania (Photo by Voicu Horațiu on Unsplash)

United States of America – March 17, 2020

Researchers call on government to enable safe walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic

“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.”

China Corona Photo By Tam Wai On Unsplash

Active Mobility (Photo by tam wai on Unsplash)

Indonesia - March 16/17, 2020

Verifying that the Government Still Provides Transportation Service

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).

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Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo by Azka Rayhansyah on Unsplash)

United States of America – March 14, 2020

A Surge in Biking to Avoid Crowded Trains in N.Y.C.

More New Yorkers are turning to cycling to minimize their coronavirus exposure. Citi Bike trips surged to more than half a million this month.

Nyc Bikes Kevin Hagen For The New York Times

New York City, USA (Photo by Kevin Hagen for The New York Times)

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