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The psychology of change: How might the COVID-19 prompt different travel and transport behaviour?

Luis (Pilo) Willumsen and Cliff Edwards took part in the latest LTT online discussion. Juliana O'Rourke was listening in...

Juliana O'Rourke
01 May 2020
There are already signs that, without interventions, as lockdowns lift, established patterns return
There are already signs that, without interventions, as lockdowns lift, established patterns return
 

My business is forecasting, with the help of transport models,' said Pilo. ‘I’m very interested in what may happen after the lockdown and how it will affect my own forecasting. In general terms, forecasting is not that difficult, because most people do not change their minds that often as it takes a lot of energy and effort.’

But this pandemic is affecting travel in unprecedented ways, he noted, setting out three main parameters impacting possible long-term change: Government...

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