Understanding physical distancing compliance behaviour using proximity and survey data: A case study in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lucia Van Schaik, Dorine Duives, Sascha Hoogendoorn-Lanser, Jan Willem Hoekstra, Winnie Daamen, Alexandra Gavriilidou, Panchamy Krishnakumari, Marco Rinaldi, Serge Hoogendoorn

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Abstract

Physical distancing has been an important asset in limiting the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to assess compliance with physical distancing and to evaluate the combination of observed and self-reported data used. This research shows that it is difficult to operationalize new rules, that context affects compliance, that there needs to be a need for compliance, and that rules require upkeep. From a methodological point of view, this study found that the combined methods provide a comprehensive picture of compliance behaviour, that it is challenging but essential to mitigate response fatigue in long-term monitoring studies, and that it would be interesting in future research to learn how actual behaviour is influenced by personal narratives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-519
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Volume76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event12th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods - Porto Novo Beach, Portugal
Duration: 20 Mar 202225 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • compliance behaviour
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • longitudinal survey
  • physical distancing
  • proximity sensing
  • SARS-CoV-2

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