Our new daily norm has changed. Our office morning greetings are replaced with our children asking us to look at their latest drawing, our weekends are now spent trying new indoor hobbies, and our commute has gone from 40 minutes in traffic to 40 seconds between the kitchen and makeshift office.
It has all been in solidarity, adapting to a new world dealing with COVID-19, and, by staying at home. Now more than ever we can have an impact on a global stage. Staying home is the new superhero act.
What does the new world mean for our transport systems? And more importantly, how can we help those who need transport the most right now?
Here at Liftango, whilst maintaining our core principles of sustainability and connectivity, we have focused our efforts on helping out those that have had to take this fight head on..
The pandemic has created a huge shift in our roads and emissions. There is no doubt this will be short-lived once people start jumping into their cars again because of a fear of catching public transport. Implementing strategies now is important to help avoid this. So ultimately, what can we do now to help? What strategies can we implement to avoid this?
Stats like China's 40% drop in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) on 2019 levels for January and February in some areas (equates to removing 192,000 cars off the road) according to The World Economic Forum, are hard to ignore.
As many people’s livelihoods are placed at risk, we must recognise that many are still working as normal and focusing their attention on providing valuable services to mitigate the impact and protect society through this challenge.
Current transportation services are reduced or stopping altogether. We understand the importance of transporting essential workers to and from work and transporting the community in a safe and controlled manner.
Read about how we have adapted our on-demand public transport service to provide greater access to essential services.
Our solutions are helping organisations adapt to the current climate. By providing rapid simulation and solution rollout, services can be adapted quickly to meet the needs of localised social distancing and essential service requirements.