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Travel transitions: How transport planners and policy makers can respond to shifting mobility trends





Javier Burrieza Gal�n
Project Member

Karolina Isaksson
Project Member

Greg Marsden
Project Member


Travel behaviour has evolved in unexpected ways in urbanised areas in the early 21st century. This report examines how significant breaks with past trends happened - and why these shifts were not foreseen. The Covid-19 pandemic adds to uncertainty about future demand to travel. Forecast-led transport planning is not well equipped to handle uncertainty. The report presents new approaches which explicitly address uncertainty, are vision-led and enable the development of resilient plans. It also considers how governance and institutions can be adapted to support such a paradigm shift.

Report Type Research Report
Online Publication Date Aug 17, 2021
Publication Date Aug 17, 2021
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2021
Publisher OECD Publishing
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Additional Information Kiron Chatterjee chaired the working group that wrote the report and was principal author of two chapters (“Introduction” and “Trend breaks and travel transitions”). Glenn Lyons was principal author of one chapter (“Handling uncertainty in assessing travel transitions”).