Has COVID led to a structural change in travel behaviour?
In 2020, measures were taken for the first time in the Netherlands to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The fear of infection with the virus and the measures introduced have had a strong impact on mobility for 2 years. At the end of March 2020, the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) carried out a first measurement with the Netherlands Mobility Panel (MPN) to clarify the consequences for mobility experience and behaviour and expectations for the future. This was followed by 7 measurements among the same group of respondents during different phases of the COVID pandemic. Since mid-March 2022, virtually all measures have been scrapped. Now the question arises to what extent the behaviour of Dutch people has already changed structurally as a result of COVID and to what extent expectations have (already) been fulfilled. In order to give an indication of this, the KiM has again carried out a measurement. Download the brochure 'Has COVID led to a structural change in travel behaviour?'