Impact Analysis of COVID-19 on Travel Behavior and Mode Preferences of Hong Kong Residents

Tsz Ting Li, Shouguo Peng, Min Xu

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Abstract

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the unprecedented policies issued by the government have compelled citizens to reshape their daily travel behavior. Questionnaires were designed to obtain three main related indicators of socio-economic and demographic characteristics, primary travel purposes and patterns, and factors influencing mode choice to explore the impact of the pandemic on travel behavior and mode preferences of urban residents. By applying the online survey method with Snowball sampling techniques, a total of 591 valid questionnaire responses from Hong Kong residents were received in the designated time period. Then, the non-parametric test methods (e.g., McNemar-Bowker test and Mann-Whitney U test) were employed to implement the statistical analysis. Traffic administrators can use the survey findings to adjust current policies or delineate new policies to align with the passenger travel behavior. This will ensure more fluid and safer transportation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCICTP 2022 22nd COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent, Green, and Connected Transportation - Proceedings of the 22nd COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
EditorsShanjiang Zhu, Junfeng Jiao, Hongqi Tian, Guangjun Gao, Xiaokun Wang, Yinggui Zhang, Pu Wang, Helai Huang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages887-898
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484265
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Event22nd COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2022 - Changsha, Hunan Province, China
Duration: 8 Jul 202211 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameCICTP 2022: Intelligent, Green, and Connected Transportation - Proceedings of the 22nd COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals

Conference

Conference22nd COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2022
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChangsha, Hunan Province
Period8/07/2211/07/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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