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Planning Around The Corner:
PennDOT's Post-Pandemic Roundtable
A distinguished panel of transportation planners has been advising PennDOT on how to think about structural changes in transportation demand
and traveler behavior that may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Post-Pandemic Planning Roundtable, its members represent Carnegie
Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, Traffic 21 University Transportation Center, the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
The Roundtable conducted research around 11 possible scenarios based on trends that emerged during the pandemic. The scenarios are:
*	 Altered demand for Public Transit: Public anxiety
about crowding causes fall-off in ridership, especially
Likelihood of Trend
in the densest, most transit dependent urban centers.
*	 Increased Bicycle and Pedestrian Activity:
E-commerce and Delivery Growth
Active transportation for shorter commutes grows,
Growing Telework
especially during mild weather months.
*	 Increased Micromobility Adoption: Public
Altered Demand for Public Transit
acceptance and low-cost drives growth in the use
Increased Bicycle and Pedestrian Activity
of micromobility devices, such as electric scooters.
Change in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Across the Roadway Network
A growing adoption of micromobility options fills
transit deserts, while presenting sidewalk and safety
Reconfiguration of Supply Chain
issues.
Shift from Air to Vehicle Miles
*	 New Urban/Suburban Land Use and Real
Increase
in
Aggressive Driving Behavio
Estate Patterns: Young urban professionals seek
Demand for Alternate Uses of Right of Way (ROW)
lower density and more space for telework, driving
development outward.
Altered Urban/Suburban Land Use Patterns and Real Estate Demands
*	 Telework Growth: More residents teleworking
Increased Micromobility
results in fewer commutes and a reduced need to
congregate in central business districts.
0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5
*	 E-commerce and delivery growth: Increased
growth puts more small- and mid-size trucks on the
Impact of Trend
road and curbside, placing pressure on brick-andmortar downtown and mall retail outlets.
Increased Micromobility
*	 Shift from Air to Vehicle Miles: Travelers avoid
plane travel, resulting in the increased use of personal
Reconfiguration of Supply Chain
automobiles for leisure travel.
Shift from Air to Vehicle Miles
*	 Reconfiguration of Supply Chain: Growing
Growing Telework
tensions between the United States and China, trade
protectionism, and supply anxiety cause producers
E-commerce and Delivery Growth
and distributors to build supply-chain redundancy,
Altered Urban/Suburban Land Use Patterns and Real Estate Demands
especially domestically.
Increased Bicycle and Pedestrian Activity
*	 Demand for Alternate Use of Right of Way
(ROW): Use of ROW for pedestrians, cyclists, outdoor
Increase in Aggressive Driving Behavior
dining, and other outside uses increases, creating
Altered Demand for Public Transit
congestion, contention, and safety issues.
Demand for Alternate Uses of Right of Way (ROW)
*	 Decrease in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Acrossthe Roadway Network: Persistent economic
Change in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Across the Roadway Network
weakness puts downward pressure on overall
transportation demand, causing a decrease in VMT.
0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5
*	 Increase in Aggressive Driving Behavior: Despite
a reduction in VMT, aggressive driving and crash rates
increase.
The Roundtable also surveyed more than 60 planners from Pennsylvania's regional planning organizations, county, and city planning offices and
PennDOT district planning groups. The planners were asked to evaluate each scenario for their likelihood to increase and how great an impact they
would have on transportation in their jurisdictions over the next two to four years. Results of the survey are depicted above.

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