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Patrick Loa presents “Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Modality Styles for Non-Mandatory Trips in the Greater Toronto Area”
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted travel behaviour in cities across the world, affecting how people travel and the reasons people leave their homes. In spite of the pandemic, and consequent the stay-at-home orders, the need to participate in non-mandatory activities remains. These activities, which include grocery shopping, social activities, and recreational activities, play a key role in ensuring that physiological and psychological needs are met.
This presentation describes the findings of a study that aimed to investigate the impacts of the pandemic on modal preferences for non-mandatory trips among residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Looking through the lens of modality styles, which are behavioural dispositions that influence all aspects of travel behaviour, the study analyzed changes in modality styles that occurred as a result of the pandemic and policy implications of these changes.
Patrick Loa is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Professor Khandker Nurul Habib. His research primarily focuses on travel demand modelling and the study of the impacts of emerging modes of mobility. Patrick earned both his MASc and BASc at the University of Toronto.
Presented by the University of Toronto ITE Student Chapter, UT-ITE.
Free. All are welcome.
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