"Avoid-Measures" to Combat Epidemics in Transport

"Avoid-Measures" to Combat Epidemics in Transport

24 Mar 2020
Measures against Epidemics
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To combat an epidemic, it is essential to avoid or reduce travel or the need to travel in general (in particular of non-essential traffic and prioritize only system relevant employees & goods).

These measures can include:

Bans/Restrictions

- Active differentiation between essential and non-essential transport

- Travel bans

- Entry bans to countries

- Curfews/lockdowns

- Reduction of shopping, recreation, school services, etc.

#StayHome

Other Policies

- Teleworking/Flexible work schedule

- Expansion of E-government services

- Virtual meetings and conferences

- Local 3D-printing

- Develop emergency action plans for future use

- Allow certain services to become freight providers or combined offers (such as buses)

Planning/Engineering Instruments

- Expansion of (temporary) bike routes

- Priority schemes for quality public transport

- Dedicated services for essential travelers

- Prioritise delivery of most essential and important goods

- Reflect needs of women and children to support their activities & journeys

- Enhance epidemiological safety of private car use

- Reallocate street space for freight, e.g. convert parking to dedicated delivery/pick up zones

Quality of public transport/taxis

- Sanitation / Cleaning

- Provision of additional space/reduction of crowding

- Free bike sharing schemes

- Demand management at PT stations/entrances to reduce crowding

- Reduced contact points through digital ticketing & payment procedures

- Social/physical distancing measures

- Speed reductions to reduce injury rates

- Encourage bicycle taxis/bicitaxis

- Medical support in intermodal stations

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