Since the end of the first confinement, 40% of workers have changed their travel habits.

Each year, the Ifop / Alphabet France barometer examines daily trips for Ile-de-France residents between their home and their workplace. But obviously, the 2020 edition is very special: business travel has been one of the things that has been most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In fact, more than 40% of Ile-de-France residents surveyed indicated, at the end of 2020, that they had to change their travel habits daily. It is much more than in the rest of France, where only 28% of respondents admitted to having changed the way they get to work.

The car now in the majority in Île-de-France

An important change, especially when we know that the average distance between home and workplace is higher in Île-de-France than elsewhere : 20 km on average against 19 km nationally. And to avoid contamination, Ile-de-France residents have turned to the car : its use reached 52% of professional trips, against 45% in 2019. However, a proportion well below the French average (76%). Unsurprisingly, commuting times are much longer in Île-de-France: 36 minutes on average, compared to 24 minutes for the whole country.

The car is therefore now majority on business travel in Île-de-France. A statistic that goes against the efforts made in Paris and its surroundings to reduce car use, between increasingly restrictive Crit’Air zones, eliminated parking spaces, generalization of 30 km / h and deployment of “coronapistes”.

It remains to be seen what effect this third local confinement will have on travel in Île-de-France.

Source: Alphabet France

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