Tom and Matt sat down with Dr. Felicity Rice, portfolio holder for Environment and Climate Change at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council – and found they had plenty to talk about.

So far, 2020 has brought challenges that were beyond imaginable as the UK ordered a countrywide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Felicity explained how the COVID-19 public health emergency, that has impacted every aspect of our lives, has exposed the differences in how we all live. While it has been an incredibly complex time to be a councillor, it has also revealed that large scale social and lifestyle changes are possible.

We discussed Bournemouth’s plans for the Transforming Cities Funds, government funding of public v. private transport and what towns and cities can do to ensure they are leading the way in the green economy.

Making Passenger is an ongoing conversation about how digital technology is shaping future mass transit mobility trends. We invite anyone who’s interested to get in touch on Twitter @makingpassenger or at [email protected]

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