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Spatiotemporal analysis of human cycling patterns' changes during weekdays under the COVID-19 lockdown: A case study of London docked shared bicycles

Gao, Xiaowei; Haworth, James; Chen, Huanfa; Fernandes, Petra

The lockdown rules in London indeed change the citizen's mobility and the usage of public transport. Especially, the people's activities based on the docked bicycle system in London shows significant differences. In order to understand the impact of Lockdown rules on the cycling patterns and study the changes in people's intention with this shared bicycle system, our work focuses on the spatiotemporal changes in the daily usage of Santander Cycles, London before and during the lockdown. In this work, we achieved a comprehensive analysis from graph theory and hierarchical clustering, finding that citizens' daily cycling patterns have shown more regional differences after lockdown and also people are prone to use the shared bicycles for leisure purposes. With our current results, we could tentatively provide a basic outline of the new cycling patterns to the public sectors. And also, these new patterns influenced by the pandemic and lockdown rules show great significance to future policymaking.

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