National Center for Sustainable Transportation
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Jain, Aakansha (2023) 2022-2023 Campus Travel Survey Telecommuting Trends: Before and After COVID-19 Pandemic. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-23-49
Every year the UC Davis Campus Travel Survey includes questions related to travel to campus during different days in the reference week. Respondents from all role groups indicate how often they travel to the campus during the reference week for school or work. They also indicate the reasons for not coming to work in-person during the same time period. Travel to campus was highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2020-2021 school year as campus switched to remote instruction. In 2021-22, the campus returned to in-person working and instruction which led to increased physical travel. Travel to campus further increased in 2022-23 as more students and staff returned to campus for in-person learning and working.
This report discusses some of the key results from the survey on questions related to physical travel to campus and reasons for no travel to campus before and after COVID-19 pandemic. It presents a comparative analysis of physical travel to campus during the reference week across three years, 2019-20, 2021-22, and 2022-23. The report also provides details on how telecommuting patterns changed before and after the pandemic among both students and employees.