Today’s theme is ‘After The Lockdown: Building permanent change from temporary adaptations’.

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Prioritising new infrastructure in the pandemicWill Bradley, Joey Talbot


Accelerating modal shift to public and active transport – Rachel Aldred


Re-imagining (or transforming) our streets – David Harrison, Sílvia Casorrán, Brenda Puech

 Plenary (Pre-Recorded)

Change is Here plenaries (Pre-recorded)

Plenary talks and discussion from an event hosted by Croydon Living Streets and the Active Travel Academy. Chair: Caroline Russell AM, Londonwide London Assembly Member, Green Party.

 Tools for Policy and Advocacy: spotlight on the Propensity to Cycle Tool

The Propensity to Cycle Tool is a DfT-funded tool to estimate and visualise cycling potential in England and Wales at area and route level. The team (led by University of Cambridge, with Leeds, LSHTM and Westminster) have produced a suite of training material to help users learn more about the PCT and its use:

PCT online training: Introduction and using the interface – Rachel Aldred


PCT online training: Using Excel to do basic bespoke analysis of PCT data downloads – Rachel Aldred


PCT online training: Using QGIS to do analysis of PCT data downloads (Part 1) – Rachel Aldred


PCT online training: Using QGIS to do analysis of PCT data downloads (Part 2) – Rachel Aldred

Further reading & resources

Websites and Organisations

Place Based Carbon Calculator – “A tool which estimates the per-person carbon footprint for every Lower Super Output Area (LSOA – local areas with populations of around 1,500) in England. The tool is intended to help communities and policy makers understand where their carbon footprints come from and what we need to do to reduce them.”

Streetmix – “A tool to design, remix, and share street designs. Add bike paths, widen sidewalks or traffic lanes, learn how all of this can impact your community.”

WeCount – “A European project that enables citizens to initiate a policy-making process with fully automated measurement data in the field of mobility and air quality.”

Academic and Grey Literature

Aldred, R., 2020. Congestion ahead: a faster route is now available, available Open Access.

Brooks, J. H. M., Tingay, R., and Varney, J., 2021. Social distancing and COVID-19: an unprecedented active transport public health opportunity. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55 (8), 411–412, (Open Access)

Buehler, R. and Pucher, J., 2021. COVID-19 Impacts on Cycling, 2019–2020. Transport Reviews, 41 (4), 393–400, (Open Access)

Canelas, P. and Baptista, I., 2021. Guerrilla urbanism, guerrilla governance: governing neighbourhoods in ‘with-COVID’ times. Town Planning Review, 92 (3), 279–284., Also available Open Access.

Combs, T. S. and Pardo, C. F., 2021. Shifting streets COVID-19 mobility data: Findings from a global dataset and a research agenda for transport planning and policy. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 9, 100322, (Open Access)

De Vos, J., 2020. The effect of COVID-19 and subsequent social distancing on travel behavior. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 5, 100121, (Open Access)

Dunning, R. and Nurse, A., 2021. The surprising availability of cycling and walking infrastructure through COVID-19. Town Planning Review, 92 (2), 149–155, Also available Open Access.

Herman, K. and Drozda, Ł., 2021. Green Infrastructure in the Time of Social Distancing: Urban Policy and the Tactical Pandemic Urbanism. Sustainability, 13 (4), 1632, (Open Access)

Koehl, A., 2020. Urban transport and COVID-19: challenges and prospects in low- and middle-income countries. Cities & Health, 1–6., (Open Access)

Kraus, S. and Koch, N., 2021. Provisional COVID-19 infrastructure induces large, rapid increases in cycling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (15), e2024399118, (Open Access)

Law, L., Azzali, S., and Conejos, S., 2021. Planning for the temporary: temporary urbanism and public space in a time of COVID-19. Town Planning Review, 92 (1), 65–73, Also available Open Access.

Rojas-Rueda, D. and Morales-Zamora, E., 2021. Built Environment, Transport, and COVID-19: a Review. Current Environmental Health Reports, 8 (2), 138–145, (Open Access)




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