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AET COVID-19 Conversations

In line with its role to advance transport planning through networking and the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, AET has launched an initiative to support its members and the wider transport industry through the current COVID-19 Pandemic. 

We will be discussing the impacts of COVID-19 with members from across Europe giving you a unique and wide-ranging pan European view of ongoing developments during the current crisis. When relevant, information on selected countries across the world will also be posted on this page.

How is COVID-19 affecting daily life, travel and mobility patterns and how will these be impacted in the future in a post COVID-19 world?

AET members will have additional access to interviews with follow members throughout Europe discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the transport. 

AET welcomes evidence and experiences in respect of COVID-19, the mobility and transport sector impacts, current responses and plans and proposals for future recovery. These submissions will be reviewed, classified and posted on this page which will be regularly updated.

If you would like to contribute materials to be shared here, you may submit them through the form at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Webinars

The upcoming webinar will be open to both the general public and AET members.
  • Thursday 4th February

"COVID-19 and Public Transport in Europe: Moving Forward"

    • Speakers TBA
  • The webinar will be hosted on the Webex platform, used during ETC 2020. 
  • The AET COVID-19 Working Group continues to encourage AET members and others to submit papers and reports describing their work on the pandemic response. These articles will be published at the AET website and will be used in planning the programme of webinars in 2021.

Registration will open soon. Instructions to attend will be sent out the day before the webinar.


Previous AET COVID-19 Conversations Webinars and Interviews (Member login required)


General Information & Mobilty Measurements Sources



European Union

European Union Corona Virus Response: Transport Measures


Covid-19 Community Mobility Report

Apple Covid-19 Mobility Trends Reports
European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA)

Resilience and regeneration: Public transport as powerful lever for Europe’s recovery

Letter from EMTA to European Commission

Euro Cities

Live updates COVID-19: European cities respond to the coronavirus crisis

DAT Mobility

Effects of COVID-19 (Dutch)

Changes in mobility in the Netherlands as registered by the 'Netherlands Verplaatsings Panel'


External Publications per Country

Links to research publications and data analysis that are regularly updated. Some sources are in native languages but given the quality of online translation for web pages these sources are considered to provide relevant insights to all site visitors.



Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

COVID-19 and Sustainable Mobility: Observations and documentation of first developments

Report issued in May by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) It documents the period early of March to early May 2020, i.e. the phase in which the COVID-19 crisis took on a global character. The paper concentrates on urban mobility, looks at the COVID-19 crisis itself, measures taken by cities and the respective potential effects.


Dublin City Council

Central Statistics Office

Government of Ireland

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Dublin City Covid-19 Mobility Programme

Transport Bulletin Series 3: Information on transport indicators during the COVID-19 period

COVID-19 Data Hub

Daily Car Traffic Levels Across TII’s National Road Network - 30th September 2020


Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport 

Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente e Territorio (AMAT)

Comune di Milano

Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente e Territorio (AMAT)

Roma Servizi per la Mobilità
Istituto Superiore di Formazione e Ricerca per i Trasporti 
Kyoto Club & Istituto sull’Inquinamento Atmosferico del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IIA)


ISI Foundation
University of Turin

Atkins Acuity

White Paper - COVID-19 and Transport: Keeping Our World Moving During and After the Crisis

White Paper II - COVID-19 and Transport: Reimagining Transport and Mobility for a Stable Economic Recovery 

National Data Warehouse

Datablog: effects of Corona measures on traffic (Dutch)

Registration of the drop in traffic just after lockdown and rebounce during relaxation of the lockdown measures.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Mobility and the Coronavirus

Mobility and the corona crisis: Effects of the corona crisis on mobility behaviour and mobility experience (in Dutch)

Road traffic trend forecast 2020-2025, including the possible consequences of the corona crisis (in Dutch)



COVID-19 impact on transportation

Report prepared by Advisian for the Association of European Transport with an international analysis of the impact of Covid on transport and a chapter going in more detail for the case of Spain


ETH Zurich

University of Basel

MOBIS: COVID-19: Mobility behaviour in Switzerland

Weekly updated results of Mobis-app on mobility in Switzerland during Corona

United Kingdom

Department for Transport

Department for Transport

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Public Health England

Department for Education

Greater London Authority

Bennett Institute for Public Policy

University of Cambridge

Transport Strategy Centre - Imperial College London

Transport Planning Society

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

United States of America

Transportation Research Board

Executive Director's report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the transportation system in the United States.


Academic Articles

A selection of academic articles related to Covid-19 impacts on transportation. All articles listed are open access and do not require a subscription to access.



Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspective

Impacts of COVID-19 on public transport ridership in Sweden: Analysis of ticket validations, sales and passenger counts
Jenelius, E. and Cebecauer, M. (November 2020)

COVID-19 lockdown and reduction of traffic accidents in Tarragona province, Spain
Saladié, Ò., Bustamante, E., Gutiérrez, A. (November 2020)

Impact of Covid-19 on passengers and airlines from passenger measurements: Managing customer satisfaction while putting the US Air Transportation System to sleep
Monmousseau, P., Marzuoli, A., Feron, E., Delahaye, D. (September 2020)

Travel behavior changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: Analyzing the effects of risk perception and social influence on going-out self-restriction
Parady, G., Taniguchi, A., Takami, K. (September 2020)

COVID-19 indoor exposure levels: An analysis of foot traffic scenarios within an academic building
Romero, V., Stone, W.D., Dyke Ford, J. (September 2020)

A descriptive analysis of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on driving behavior and road safety
Katrakazas, G., Michelaraki, E., Sekadakis, M., Yannis, G. (September 2020)

Implication of repatriating migrant workers on COVID-19 spread and transportation requirements
Maji, A., Choudhari, T., Sushma, M.B. (September 2020)

Adherence to social distancing and wearing of masks within public transportation during the COVID 19 pandemic
Komla, E. Dzisi, J., Dei, O.A. (September 2020)

Impact of physical distancing due to novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on daily travel for work during transition to lockdownPawar, D.S., Yadav, A.K., Akolekar, N., Velaga, N.R. (September 2020)

Changes in urban mobility in Sapporo city, Japan due to the Covid-19 emergency declarations
Arimura, M., Ha, T.V., Okumura, K., Asada, T. (September 2020)

How is COVID-19 reshaping activity-travel behavior? Evidence from a comprehensive survey in Chicago
Shamshiripour, A., Rahimi, E., Shabanpour, R., Mohammadian, A.K. (September 2020)

Estimating the impacts of lockdown on Covid-19 cases in Nigeria
Ajide, K.B., Ibrahim, R.L., Alimi, O.Y. (September 2020)

The impact of government measures and human mobility trend on COVID-19 related deaths in the UK
Hadjidemetriou, G.M., Sasidharan, M., Kouyialis, G., Parlikad, A.K. (July 2020)

How COVID-19 and the Dutch ‘intelligent lockdown’ change activities, work and travel behaviour: Evidence from longitudinal data in the Netherlands
de Haas, M., Faber, R., and Hamersma, M. (July 2020)

Responsible Transport: A post-COVID agenda for transport policy and practice
Budd, L. and Ison, S. (July 2020)

Testing on the move: South Korea's rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Lee, D. and Lee, J. (May 2020)


Covid-19 Conversations Workgroup Members


Derek Halden

DHC Loop Connections

Engineering, planning, data, technology, research and analysis

United Kingdom

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Derek Halden (UK) specialises in planning accessibility and connections to enable joint planning of the factors that drive travel demand together with transport supply. The global pandemic has changed people, places and transport making accessibility planning even more important than prior to the pandemic. I am working with AET to help develop the debate about these new challenges and responses, taking transport planning beyond traditional boundaries to further develop accessibility and connectivity planning. 



Jeffrey Howard

University of Westminster 

Doctoral Researcher

United Kingdom

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Jeffrey Howard (UK) is a doctoral researcher and research assistant at the University of Westminster, and joined the AET Council in 2019. His research involves the use of Twitter by train operating companies in the United Kingdom. He is currently conducting  research of the effects of Covid-19 on train operator Twitter messaging, as well as it's effects on travel behaviour. Jeffrey is pleased to join the Covid-19 workgroup to continue this work and support transport's navigation of the pandemic. He is excited to launch this webinar as a new platform to support AET's leadership of transport debates in Europe. 


Nadia Lyubimova


Technical Director

United Kingdom


Conall Mac Aongusa

Conall Mac Aongusa

Mobimetrix – Ireland

Independent Transport Planner


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Conall Mac Aongusa (IE) is Chair of the AET Webinars Group and is an Independent Transport Engineer and Planner from Ireland. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AET and a former Chair of AET Council from 2012-2016. I want to support the development of our new online webinar initiatives and resources so that AET has the potential to become the preferred platform for debate on transport in Europe.  

James Odeck

James Odeck

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


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Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Transport Policy and Strategy Advisor  

United Arab Emirates 

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Jonathan Spear (UAE) is a Transport Policy and Strategy Advisor with 26 years’ experience in public policy, strategy, governance and regulatory studies, capacity and skills analysis and building. Much of this has specialized in national, regional and local transport policy frameworks, institutional structures and processes. A Fellow of CIHT and a Chartered Transport Planning Professional, he has worked extensively in the international arena, including the UK and Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and been based in London, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. As well as the AET Covid-19 Working Group, he is closely engaged in the activities of the World Road Association, PIARC, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.


AET Covid-19 Conversations Submissions

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