Flexicity: a comparative study of air quality and mobility before, during and after the COVID-19 lockdowns in Bengaluru and their correlation with hybrid work systems in the city
The pandemic-induced lockdown provided a temporary respite to the citizens by reducing vehicular traffic, thereby significantly improving air quality, even dropping Air Quality Index (AQI) to well within National Ambient Air Quality limits. In this report, Greenpeace India attempts to analyse the contribution of vehicular emissions to air pollution in Bengaluru Urban. For this purpose, a traffic analysis has been done by identifying five traffic congestion points in the city. Following which a comparative analysis of the data has been made from pre-lockdown period, to during lockdown and post-lockdown months with help from a Community Mobility Report.