As COVID-19 lockdowns end, European cities need to rethink commuting patterns

Under normal circumstances, up to five times more people ride buses and trains during the morning rush hour than at midday. To enable physical distancing, cities are exploring ways to stagger ridership, including adjusting start times for schools and public offices.

Public-transit occupancy during peak travel periods can far exceed the level that permits safe physical distancing.

To read the article, see “Restoring public transit amid COVID-19: What European cities can learn from one another,” June 5, 2020.