When commuters are changing habits is the best time to intervene. I see Covid19 as a great opportunity to radically change people’s travel behaviour. It seems that the coronavirus has been the most potent restriction to reduce private car usage as you can see all green signs for UBC parking availability. This crisis has also pushed more people into daily walking and cycling obeying physical distancing, and somehow we can see congestion on sidewalks and bike paths. There is a lot of opportunities to utilize the current situation for Transportation Demand Management policies and reduce our SOV trips from and to the UBC Vancouver campus after the coronavirus era.
Is it the right time to take some space from the car-based infrastructures for other uses?
Is it the best time to provide a secure and high capacity bicycle parking as a new incentive for shifting to active travel modes?