Capitalising on change – active travel: quieter streets

During lockdown restrictions, data showed that people were using their cars less to travel around the city. If you own a car, would you consider using your car less as restrictions are lifted to maintain quieter streets?


  • Over half of residents would consider using their car less to maintain quieter streets; most of these would walk or cycle more (43%).
  • Just under a quarter do not own a car.
  • People with a disability were less keen on using their car less; other options might not be as accessible to them due to their disability.

Total sample



Not only are residents in older age groups less likely to stop using their car (40%+ of them said ‘No’), there are also more of them driving (less than a fifth do not own a car).