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Smart Transport webinar: Impacts of COVID-19 on UK travel outside of cities


While travel of all kinds has massively reduced during the Covid-19 lockdown, some travel for key workers and for freight is essential.

How is this being provided, especially outside major cities? And what are the opportunities this might present for the future?

The webinar takes place on April 28 at 2.30pm and is hosted by Stephen Joseph, chair of Smart Transport and visiting professor, University of Hertfordshire.

> Watch a recording of the webinar

This Smart Transport webinar will feature two experimental responses in different rural areas in the UK, and reflections from a tech company on the role microtransit, allied with data analysis, can play in meeting lockdown travel needs.

It will provide the audience with learnings from the University of Hertfordshire's Smart Mobility Unit, which is researching and testing policy initiatives for transport outside cities.

  • Beate Kubitz, innovative transport consultant: an e-cargo bike service for a Pennine village
  • Austin Blackburn, Go Coach: demand responsive buses for Kent during the lockdown
  • Darian Helm/ Jerome Mayaud, SpareLabs: microtransit as a response to lockdown transport needs
  • Richard Dilks, CoMoUK: reflections on mobility and transport outside cities during Covid-19, and implications for what follows
  • Chair, Stephen Joseph, chair of Smart Transport and visiting professor, University of Hertfordshire

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