Transport & Infrastructure
The future of mobility and infrastructure in post-pandemic London
The pandemic has impacted significantly the way people travel across London due to the measures to contain COVID-19 and the shift to homeworking. Data shows huge reduction in journeys made by Londoners, through all methods, with public transport being hit hardest in 2020. At the same time, active travel measures have been promoted, with the provision of temporary walking and cycling infrastructure and in some cases additional space on the streets allocated for activities such as outdoor dining. On the other hand, some parts of the capital have seen an increase in private car use.
How will the pandemic affect the way people travel across London in the short, medium and long-term future? Will we see an increase in use of personal mobility devices such as e-bikes, e-scooters? How can public transport survive during this time of crisis? What is the impact of online shopping and home deliveries on our roads?
As London and the UK respond to the climate emergency, the transport sector needs to transform drastically, shifting to clean technologies and electric cars. What are the spatial implications in London?
Infrastructures in London have always play a transformative role for the city, and in the last decade, transport-led development supported the creation and regeneration of new parts of the city. What is the future of those projects? How can we keep good design at the heart of transport & infrastructure projects?
The NLA Transport & Infrastructure programme discusses the future of movement in London by bringing together professionals from both the public and private sectors.
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