Drive less or face post-lockdown gridlock, UK transport experts warn | The Guardian
Campaigners urge more walking and cycling schemes despite opposition from ‘vocal minority’
Peter WalkerSat 31 Oct 2020 00.01 GMT
Many Britons will have to get used to driving less if the country is to avoid gridlock on the roads once coronavirus restrictions ease, and councils must provide better routes for cycling and walking, transport experts say.
Government statistics show motor traffic is almost back at pre-lockdown levels, and only 59% of employees have returned to their workplaces. One study predicts that with health concerns reducing the use of public transport, up to 2.7 million more people could end up using cars for commuting trips alone.