The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted transport behaviour, and lockdowns have shown how much healthier city life could be without clogged streets, deafening noise and polluted air.
According to the latest data from the AA, the traffic on Britain’s roads during the weeks in which lockdown measures were imposed was at a similar level to that seen in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It slumped to between 35 percent and 40 percent of the pre-coronavirus volume at the beginning of lockdown but that has since doubled to around 75 percent. UK carbon emissions reportedly fell by 31 percent in April but have increased again since.