Hannah Budnitz

Hannah Budnitz
University of Oxford | OX · Transport Studies Unit

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Publications (9)
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The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented overnight explosion in telecommuting. It has highlighted a new dependence on digital infrastructures and raised new questions regarding the resilience of internet connectivity as an alternative to travel. Pre-pandemic, we considered how telecommuting could offer an opportunity for resilience when t...
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This article offers a new perspective on telecommuting from the viewpoint of the complex web of digital divides. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, this article studies how the quality and reliability of Internet services, as reflected in experienced Internet upload speeds during the spring 2020 lockdown, might reinforce or redress the spati...
Technical Report
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Tackling climate change has become an urgent priority for governments, businesses and citizens around the world. In 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation committing to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In response, local authorities around the country have been scaling up their ambitions to tackle climate change. In Oxfordshire, a...
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Telecommuting, replacing travel to a regular place of work with the use of Information and Communication Technologies to work at home, can offer sustainable and resilient accessibility to work activities. With fewer work journeys, individuals and households have the potential to reduce their motorized vehicle miles and trips and to maintain their p...
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This paper investigates the importance of non-work travel to the growing population of telecommuters and the implications of this for sustainable travel patterns. Previous research has identified a link between increased online access to work and reduced proximity between residential and workplace locations. These studies raise concerns that as mor...
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This paper uses Mobile phone Network Data (MND) to analyse accessibility and how economic status and neighbourhood-level characteristics influence travel purpose priorities during two working weeks of multiple thunderstorms and incidents of flash flooding in June 2016 in the West Midlands, UK. Individuals and groups face different challenges in acc...
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This case study uses datasets from Reading Buses' electronic ticketing system to gain insights into the reactions of public transport passengers to the disruption to bus and rail services in Reading, UK during Storm Doris on 23 February 2017. The analysis generally supports previous research findings that there are fewer public transport trips in a...
Conference Paper
The article consists of presentation slides covering the following: bidding for TIF; results of studies undertaken; identifying issues, systems and solutions; and next steps. (24 pages)

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1. Set out the new context for Oxfordshire’s climate goals 2. Report on recent progress on emissions reduction 3. Spotlight the low carbon innovation ecosystem, which will be key for enabling the transition of all economic activity to zero emissions 4. Review progress made and further changes needed in transport, building energy efficiency and heating, energy supply, and land use 5. Outline different potential pathways to achieving a zero carbon economy in Oxfordshire by 2050, with milestones for 2030
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To research the barriers to electric vehicle adoption, particularly where at-home charging is not achievable due to residential / parking layouts and urban form, and investigating the acceptability of a combined parking and charging service as a solution.
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Doctoral research: This dissertation sets out to identify the opportunities that improving ICT and increasing space-time flexibility create for commuters and other travellers to maintain accessibility, particularly to work activities, that they may better respond to severe weather, risk, and transport disruption, thereby boosting resilience and, with appropriate policy actions, enabling more sustainable choices.