Changes in car and bus usage amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Relationship with land use and land price

This study aimed to elucidate the impacts of COVID-19 on car and bus usage and their relationships with geographical factors, such as land use and land prices. Large-scale trajectory data of car and bus trips in Daejeon, South Korea were tested. The authors made a trip-chain-based data set to analyze travel behavior based on activity-based travel volumes. Hexagonal cells were used to capture geographical explanatory variables, and mixed-effect regression modeling was adopted to determine the impacts of COVID-19. The modeling outcomes demonstrated behavioral differences between car and bus use behaviors during the pandemic. People responded to the pandemic by reducing their trips more intensively during the daytime and on weekends, when shopping and errand trips mainly occurred. People tended to avoid taking buses and going to crowded areas. Furthermore, people living in higher-priced areas reduced their trips more during the pandemic. These findings contribute to the existing literature by adding a fundamental reference for the impacts of pandemics on universal transportation modes.


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  • Accession Number: 01785002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2021 4:02PM