Kamelifar, Mohammad Javad, Ranjbarnia, Behzad, Masoumi, Houshmand (2022): “The determinants of walking behavior before and during COVID-19 in Middle-East and North Africa: Evidence from Tabriz, Iran”, Sustainability, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 3923. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14073923
This study aimed to identify the determinants of the walking types mentioned above, including subjective and objective variables before COVID-19, and compare them during the COVID-19 period in a sample from Iran, which has not yet been addressed in previous research. Adults (N = 603) finalized an online survey in 2021. This group reported their individual/socioeconomic locations and perception features before and during COVID-19. The paper developed six Binary Logistic regression models, with two models for each walking type (commute, non-commute, and social walking). For commute trips before COVID-19, the findings showed that factors including BMI, residential duration, perceived neighborhood type, distance to public transport stations and job/university places, perceived sidewalks quality, facilities attractiveness, and existence of shortcut routes, commute distance, building density and distance to public transport were correlated with commute walking.