Join us on Tuesday, January 26 at 4-5:30 p.m. for this virtual presentation at the upcoming 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Bikeshare and Subway Ridership Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, United States
Robert B. Noland
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, United States
The COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented in its scale and speed, impacting the entire world, and having an impact on metropolitan transportation systems. New York City was especially hard hit in March and April 2020. A mandatory stay-at-home order was instituted, all but essential businesses were ordered closed. In this paper we examine the impact on the Citi Bike system and the NYC subway. Usage patterns during the lockdown are compared to corresponding days in 2019. Controlling for weather patterns we examine the effect of the lockdown and subsequent reopening of economic activity up through the end of September 2020. The results show that both subway ridership and bikeshare usage plummeted initially; bikeshare usage has nearly returned to normal while subway use remains substantially below pre-COVID ridership.
Emerging Research in Bikeshare and Micro-Mobility
Event Number: 1248
Event Type: Poster Session
Presentation Number: TRBAM-21-02856
Tuesday, January 26 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM ET
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