Modelling work- and non-work-based trip patterns during transition to lockdown period of COVID-19 pandemic in India

Pawar, Digvijay S and Yadav, Ankit Kumar and Choudhary, Pushpa and et al, . (2021) Modelling work- and non-work-based trip patterns during transition to lockdown period of COVID-19 pandemic in India. Travel Behaviour and Society, 24. pp. 46-56. ISSN 2214-367X

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COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the transportation sector across the world. Implementation of lockdown (that includes restricted travel activities) is a prevention strategy executed by various governments to minimize the spread of COVID-19. India went into complete lockdown from 25th March 2020; however, change in commuter's travel behavior was observed from the third week of March (termed as transition to lockdown) due to pandemic fear. In total 1945 participants participated in the travel behaviour survey and their responses with respect to work-based and non-work-based trips during transition period were analysed to understand their adaptation towards COVID-19. The study also attempted to quantify the effects of influencing factors which can explain change in the commuters’ travel behaviour. The findings revealed that one-year increment in traveller's age had 2% reduced probability of no travel during transition than pre-transition. For non-work-related travel, chances of lower travel frequency were significantly greater during the transition period as compared to pre-transition. Compared to the non-essential trips, the chances of reduced travel frequency for the essential trips were found to be lower by 92%. By examining these behavioural changes, the present study aims to assist the policymakers in understanding the dynamics of fluctuating travel demand with respect to trip purpose during pandemic situations like COVID-19. © 2021 Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies

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Pawar, Digvijay S
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; Mobility; Shopping trips; Travel behavior; Trip purpose; Work-based trips
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 04:31
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