Type
Case Studies
Author
M. Shafiq Ur Rahman, PhD, Afzal Ahmed, Paul Timms, Izza Anwer, Farah Khan
Organization
HVT
Published in
2021
Submitted by
IRF
Related theme(s)
COVID-19, HIGH VOLUME TRANSPORT
Region
Asia(AS) & Oceania (AUS)
Country
Pakistan

Examining the Impacts of Restrictions Due to COVID-19 on Mobility of Elderly and Physically Challenged People in the Megacities of Pakistan

This paper uses data collected in Karachi and Lahore, the two cities in Pakistan with the highest populations, to examine transportation and mobility issues faced by elderly and disabled people caused by the measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The study found that there was a significant decrease in the number of commutes during the COVID-19 crisis. While walking and cycling were preferred in Lahore, about half of the respondents in Karachi felt it was difficult to commute using public transportation.

The report can be found on the High Volume Transport website by clicking on this link: https://transport-links.com/download/examining-the-impacts-of-restrictions-due-to-covid-19-on-mobility-of-elderly-and-physically-challenged-people-in-megacities-of-pakistan/