Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Travel Transitions: How Transport Planners and Policy Makers Can Respond to Shifting Mobility Trends

Policy Insights

  • Scan for emerging travel trends using a combination of traditional and new data sources.
  • Measure the performance of the transport system with indicators that reflect how mobility contributes to societal objectives.
  • Take a proactive approach to anticipating travel transitions by scanning developments inside and outside the transport sector.
  • Account for uncertainty when making predictions and be explicit about the different sources of uncertainty .
  • Shift from a “predict and provide” approach towards a “decide and provide” approach in the face of deep uncertainty.
  • Change the mindset and enhance the skillset of the transport-planning workforce.
  • Foster a strengthening of international knowledge sharing and co-operation via a “learning by doing” approach.
  • Adapt transport governance to better account for uncertainty in planning.

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