Exploration into how the recent COVID pandemic influenced human behaviour and how this can be used as a positive change in society. There are measurable improvements in the air quality and nature, people have the new gift of time for cycling, walking and family. Many people are reviewing what work-life balance they want to achieve and where they want to live. We need to embrace this change and help people continue to choose these more active modes of transport for both leisure and if/when they need to return to commuting. One may provide a faster route whilst the other a more peaceful route but both bring additional complexities. There are many things to consider such as integration with other modes of transport, segregation, security and safety. As part of WSP’s ongoing commitment to shape the future and address tomorrows challenges.
Kathy Wilson-Ellis - Human Factors Associate/Deputy Regional Lead, WSP in the UK