Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Big Data for Travel Demand Modelling

Summary and Conclusions

Policy Insights

  • Collect data only for defined purposes and only the minimum required.
  • Develop guidelines for the use of big data in transport models.
  • Enable the collection of location data through smartphone apps.
  • Protect privacy through multiple solutions.
  • Define a roadmap for household travel surveys.
  • Design and test smartphone-assisted household travel surveys.
  • Leverage artificial intelligence for data mining.
  • Create and promote a recognised data steward function in the public and private sectors.
  • Invest in the data-related training of the public-sector workforce.

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