Pre and Post COVID-19 Travel Survey

What is Preand Post COVID-19 Travel Survey?

Pre and Post COVID-19 Travel Survey is a research project, led by Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, a transportation professor at UBC – Okanagan. COVID-19 has significantly impacted our behaviour, from working-from-home to remote learning. This study will collect information regarding how COVID-19 has impacted respondents’ daily behaviour including work-from-home, remote learning, online shopping, transit usage, and socio-demographic characteristics. Respondents will be asked questions regarding their travel behaviour before COVID-19, immediately after the lockdown, currently, and post-pandemic.

Are there any incentives to the participants?

Survey participants can enter into a draw to win one of ten – $10 (CAD) gift cards.

How can I participate in the survey?

You can participate by clicking on the link below.

You can use either your personal computer or tablet or mobile phone to complete the survey.

Who can participate in the Survey?

Anyone aged 18 years and above, and residing in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, and Peachland are invited to participate in the survey.

How long does it take to complete the survey?

This survey will take around 10 – 12 minutes to complete.

How will the information be protected?

Confidentiality of the data will be maintained strictly. The data will not be shared with a 3rd party and will only be utilized for research purposes. This online questionnaire is administered by the UBC-hosted version of Qualtrics. The data will be coded, saved, and stored in password protected drive. Data will be stored for an indefinite length of time to keep historical records. This is to help assess the evolution of behaviour over time. Data will be securely stored in the UBC facility in Canada.

Whom should I contact if I wanted to find out the results or had any questions?

If you have any questions, or need further details, please contact Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, PhD, PEng. (

Why should I participate in this survey?

COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our travel behaviour, from a significant drop in transit usage to a substantial increase in work-from-home and remote learning. However, very little is known on how individuals’ travel behaviour have evolved at different stages of the pandemic, and whether there have been a longer-term shift in the behaviour that might sustain post the pandemic. This study will provide important insights towards how individuals’ behaviour have evolved at various stages of the pandemic. The findings will be useful to develop critical travel demand management policies such as work-from-home and remote learning strategies in a post-pandemic world.

Does this study only focuses on Okanagan, Canada?

This study is part of a larger research among The University of British Columbia – Canada, The University of Auckland – New Zealand, and Wayne State University – USA. This is critical to compare the behavioural changes across countries and continents, and learn from each other. As a result, this survey only focuses on the Okanagan region. However, similar surveys are conducted for Auckland, New Zealand and Detroit, USA. All data will be first coded, and then securely shared and integrated. The confidentiality of the data will be strictly maintained. Data sharing will be performed through institutional verified communication channels.

What happens if I post/comment/like the social media page?

If people choose to post to this page, or “like” the page, or “follow” it, they will be publicly identified with the study.

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