A transition to working from home won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable

One in five now work exclusively from home in the UK. But remote workers still drive about as often as commuters – though for different reasons.

Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Social distancing is making public transport worse for the environment than cars – here's how to fix it

Without plastic shielding between seats or more efficient engines, the environmental benefits of public transport are lost.

Timothy Ostler, PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics, Cardiff University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Cars: transition from lockdown is a fork in the road – here are two possible outcomes for future travel

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Nicole Badstuber, Researcher in Transport Policy and Governance, UCL • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel

The transport sector could look very different after the pandemic.

James Warren, Senior Lecturer, Engineering and Innovation, The Open University • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

 coronavirus  transport  public-transport

Buses need more than funding – they need a total redesign

New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain's creaking, privatised bus networks.

Stephen Potter, Professor of Transport Strategy, The Open University • conversation
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here's what researchers have found

Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.

Enrica Papa, Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, University of Westminster • conversation
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

 urban-life  transport-emissions  electric-vehicles  cars  public-transport  buses