What will post-Covid public transport commute look like?

Health expectations mean days of packed public transport appear numbered

‘Health expectations have changed and are moving towards private hybrid and electric mobility, not only to cars but also to e-bikes and scooters.’ Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

‘Health expectations have changed and are moving towards private hybrid and electric mobility, not only to cars but also to e-bikes and scooters.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

It is time to talk about public transport and the commute.

Pre-Covid, I well remember squeezing into standing-room-only Dublin Bus double-deckers. Outside, the rain inevitably plummeted down the winter darkness. Inside, the window panes would weep with condensation, frosting the glass in wet mist, the air heavily muggy with the exhalations of my fellow commuters. Open a window? Protests from damp co-travellers.

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