The goal of this study is to provide useful insights for policymakers in transportation and health departments on travel behavior changes during the pandemic. The research and analysis will be based on data from a national survey fielded in the Spring. Our research plan is structured as follows: (1) characterize modal shifts during the pandemic by transportation mode and transportation use; (2) identify significant factors influencing mode shift during the pandemic; (3) model the short-and long-term public health impacts of mode shift occurring during the pandemic. Through this work, we seek to provide actionable information to practitioners on viable pathways for increasing active transportation and the best environments for doing so. This work will also provide intuitive metrics on how transportation mode shift during the pandemic impacted public health.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Michelle Duren*, Johns Hopkins University
Johnathon Ehsani, Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey Michael, Johns Hopkins University
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CARTEEH Focus Area(s)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218