COVID-19 impact on daily mobility in Slovenia

Keywords: travel behaviour, modal share, level of urbanization, lockdown, pandemic, Slovenia

Abstract

The Slovenian subsample (n=415) of an international online survey about changes in daily mobility during the COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020 was analysed from a  geographical perspective. The dataset was split into three spatial classes (urban, transitional and rural) according to the respondents’ place of residence. People’s behaviour before and during the COVID-19 lockdown was compared and analysed in terms of commuting frequency, changes in mode choice for commuting and style of grocery shopping. The results show that commuting was reduced drastically during the lockdown while the car remained the main transport mode both for commuting and shopping, especially in rural areas. The study provides an unprecedented insight in travel behaviour changes due to the pandemic and congruously argues for improved transport policies to meet climate change and public health challenges.

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2021-10-27
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Brezina T, Tiran J, Ogrin M, Laa B. COVID-19 impact on daily mobility in Slovenia. AGS [Internet]. 2021Oct.27 [cited 2021Nov.30];61(2):91-107. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/9390