The Call for Sessions for the 2021 Mobilitatis Omni Conference is now open! For all working in the field of mobility, mobility services, mobility solutions, sustainability, sustainable mobility, transport, transport engineering, transport planning, architecture and spatial planning, engineering, environment and environmental engineering, and other related fields as health services as academics, policymakers, or practitioners from cities, municipalities and regional authorities are very welcome to submit a session proposal.
Moving around during the COVID-19 outbreak
While cities around the world are introducing a broad range of measures to limit physical contacts to prevent and slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, many people might still have a need:
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? Will they be more inclusive? Will private cars reduce or expand their dominance over public streets and spaces?
The corona pandemic has upended the transition to sustainable urban mobility around the world. While the fear of infection has put people off public transport and vehicle sharing schemes, it has boosted private cars, cycling and walking. What happens next hinges on the spread of the virus and how decision makers react.
A new task force will be formed to explore “long-term and strategic changes” for mobility. This task force—Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme, or THE PEP—will “develop a set of principles for green and healthy sustainable mobility,”