The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with challenges, and it continues to have unprecedented health, social and economic impacts worldwide. However, the pandemic and associated lockdowns have demonstrated that as a society we are able to make the changes needed to meet decarbonisation targets and address the ongoing global environmental crisis.
During the March 2020 lockdown we saw a reduction in the number of cars on the road, and an increase in walking and cycling rates. But has this continued? How have people adapted to lockdown restrictions? Will these 'adaptations' continue as lockdown measures ease? And what does all this mean for a wider post-COVID green recovery?
Dr Llinos Brown discusses these questions during this session. She talks about findings from interviews and surveys conducted across England and Scotland as part of a longitudinal research project COVID 19, Transport, Travel and Social Adaption.
Llinos is a geographer at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.
This talk was organised by the Midlands committee.
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