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Pandemic and recovery

7 May 2021

In her paper: Pandemic and recovery: what are the implications for road safety?, Nicola Christie examines how the pandemic has been a major social, economic and environmental disruptor which may lead to permanent changes.

She highlights that there may be more homeworking, more home deliveries, more use of the urban environment for exercise, more fear of travelling in crowded public transport which lead to changes in the way people travel. She suggests that If our cities are less congested, vehicles may also move more quickly leading to a rise in speed and potential consequences for injury severity for collisions involving vulnerable road users.

The full paper is available here.

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