The corona pandemic has a major impact on our mobility behavior. Risk perception is becoming a decisive factor in an individual’s mode choice. Now that many passengers have returned to public transport after the summer, flexibility will again be of great importance in response to rising case numbers and increasing uncertainty.
In Beyond the immediate crisis: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and public transport strategy, we argue that as infection rates rise, customers may switch to modes of transport that they perceive to have lower risk. The study therefore recommends the expansion of multimodal services. Car sharing is an important part of such broad-based, multimodal transport systems. Together with the car sharing service SHARE NOW, we have investigated usage and booking behavior in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic to learn how mobility has changed.
Our key findings are:
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