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Covid-19

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and location choices in Scotland

Overview

Organisation:
TRI

Media type:
Academic Research

Topic:
Covid-19

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

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THE Covid-19 pandemic may have long-term repercussions for the use of public transport in Scotland, a new study by Edinburgh Napier University suggests.
A survey found far fewer members of the public anticipate using buses, trains and aeroplanes after the country emerges from lockdown.

Key statistics

45%
of respondents expected to walk more than before the pandemic
The survey found 45 per cent of respondents expected to walk more, 29 per cent expected to cycle more and 25 per cent expected to drive their car more in the post-Covid future than they did before the pandemic.
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