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  • How might travel behaviours change after the restrictions of 2020?
  • How might travel behaviours change after the restrictions of 2020?
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2021 Expert Outlook on Getting Around

Could the 15-minute city gain ground post-pandemic? What safety concerns will arise as people get back on the road? And how can mobility-as-a-service democratise transit? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about the rising importance of safe and inclusive transport.

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2020 was meant to be the year that sustainable transport really hit the mainstream, with investments in railways and micro-mobility giving people an easy way to put aside their flight shame or love for gas-guzzling cars. However, with COVID-19 diminishing people’s faith in the safety of public transport and cars emerging as a form of road-based PPE, eco options are being threatened by modes of transit that feel more hygienic or personal.

The popularity of car-based entertainment (i.e. drive-in cinemas and concerts) suggests that a return to

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