New research into mobility in towns 


The focus will be on post-pandemic improvements to personal mobility in urban areas.

The pandemic has highlighted the fragile nature of our interconnected world, from the importance of local communities to the impacts on global trade, jobs and the natural environment. 

The Transport Planning Society and the Royal College of Arts will be working with Biggleswade Town Council in Bedfordshire, Lyme Regis Town Council in Dorset and Haltwhistle Communitiy Partnership in Northumberland.

Each community's experience of COVID-19 will be used to develop a 'tool kit' to improve personal mobility in towns and surrounding areas, and to find ways of sharing ideas in the future through collaboration.

The project is being led by the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre at the Royal College of Arts. Experts in mobility design, architecture, communication and service design will work with the local councils to develop a vision of future community planning that is both inclusive and fit for the future. 

Their proposals will be published on Monday 16 November 2020 which is the Transport Planning Society's annual Transport Planning Day.