COVID-19 and the Sustainable Transport Community

COVID-19 and the Sustainable Transport Community

COVID-19 and the Sustainable Transport Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a shock wave through our society, and is permanently changing the world as we know it. Our global economy has been severely disrupted, from supply chains and markets, to workers and trade, laying bare the weaknesses in our overall preparedness for disasters and global crises.

We, as the sustainable, low carbon transport community, must reflect on the significant implications the pandemic is currently having on how we move people and goods, as well as what this will mean for the future of transport. We, as a community, must ensure that we use this pivotal moment to advance our vision for more equitable, accessible, and low carbon transport systems, while working together to do our part in combating the spread of COVID-19.

SLOCAT is gathering relevant information, resources, and virtual events on COVID-19 and its impacts on transport to help further this mission. Please always refer to the WHO advice for the public on COVID19 and local information. Please note that the below information and resources do not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, or priorities of SLOCAT, and are meant for informational purposes only. This page will be updated regularly.


Please click here to see how events and meetings related to sustainable, low carbon transport have been affected.

Articles + General Resources

Immediate impact of COVID-19 on sustainable transport:

The following pages aggregate information and resources on COVID-19, specific for transport, many of which are being continuously updated:

Impact on Freight:

Lessons and the legacy of COVID-19 on sustainable transport:


Webinars + Online Forums

Avoid-Shift-Improve Instruments for COVID-19

TUMI developed in coordination with SLOCAT and the wider transport community an application of the Avoid-Shift-Improve framework. Instruments that can support mobility during COVID19 have been identified and structured by Avoid (avoiding any non-essential travel), Shift (shifting to most essential traffic) and Improve (improving essential transport modes). The suitability of each instrument depends on the degree of the COVID19 outbreak in each respective region. All measures should be aligned to general health recommendations and rules of conduct.

Avoid Shift Improve Instruments for COVID19

Surveys on COVID-19

NUMO Survey on Telework Policies

NUMO, the New Urban Mobility Alliance, wants to understand how the COVID19 changes travel and work both temporarily and in the long run. Please fill out this brief survey and help us and NUMO understand the impact on your travel behavior and the rapid growth of teleworking options.

Survey conducted by Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Chair for Traffic and Transportation Psychology:

What influence does the coronavirus have on your mobility behaviour? The novel virus SARS-CoV-2 has developed unexpectedly and is already influencing daily life to a great extent. We are interested: Have you changed your daily mobility behaviour for this reason? What strategies do you use to get from A to B in a healthy and safe way? Take part in a survey here.