We are proud to announce that a study using the data provided and integrated on the data platform prototype has been submitted for publication.
The study „Mobility in pandemic times: Exploring changes and long-term effects of COVID-19 on urban mobility behavior“ is a longitudinal analysis of changing urban mobility behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key findings are:
- During the pandemic individuals traveled shorter distances, traveled less often, and switched to active modes.
- Public modes suffered a long-lasting regression, while bike travel is the central modal beneficiary of the pandemic.
- Each pandemic wave created unique behavioral response patterns.
- Results hint to long-term effects constituting a “new normal” of an entirely altered mobility landscape.
On 14 March, Robin Kellermann gave an interview to taz about the study, https://taz.de/Interview-mit-Mobilitaetsforscher/!5838610/ (german only)