Why should travel demand management be considered for cities and regions in a post-COVID world?
The arrival of 2020 brought with it unprecedented scenarios. Our way of life and that of our urban and regional transport systems has been impacted in ways we never expected.
The speed with which these impacts were felt by the transport sector was significant, with road, rail and bus systems experiencing free-fall declines in customer numbers almost overnight.
The resulting slow down or shut down of operations thrust these transport systems into unchartered territory.
However, the transition out of the pandemic offers unique opportunities to operate our existing transport systems more effectively, assisted by using travel demand management measures.