Gadjah Mada University
Architecture and Planning
Zulfikar Dinar Wahidayat Putra is a lecturer on the Urban and Regional Planning Study programme at Gadjah Mada University, specialising in smart cities, spatial analysis, open urban innovation, and grassroots urbanism. For further correspondence, make contact via putrazdw@ugm.ac.id

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BIKING AND WALKING WITH COVID-19: THE COMPARISON OF ACTIVE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND DURING THE PANDEMIC IN YOGYAKARTA

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/24/2022
Session Time
11:30 AM - 12:40 PM
Room

Hall D

Lecture Time
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

Abstract

Abstract Body

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, people are forced to stay at home by the government. This restricts them to go outside which seems to make them bored. In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, there was a moment when more people than before do biking and walking in a certain area of the city during the pandemic. This is an odd moment because active outdoor activities were not so popular for Yogyakarta citizens. This phenomenon is unique because before the pandemic when people are free to do outdoor activities, only a few of them did biking and walking. On the contrary, during the pandemic when they are restricted to do outdoor activities and forced to stay at home, most of them do the opposite. Hence, this study aims to analyze the pattern of people doing biking and walking before and during the COVID-19 in the Yogyakarta area. It focuses on the comparison of the rate of the activities and the preferred routes in doing the activities. This study gathers biking and walking activity data from Strava, mobile app-based software that records its user's biking and walking activity, from January 2019 to January 2021. It is then analyzed using a t-test method and spatial analysis. It results in the influence of the stay at home policy and COVID-19 pandemic to the increasing rate of biking and walking activities and the user's preference in choosing the route. Preliminary, it shows that there are more people who do biking and walking during the pandemic in which they prefer to do the activities in either the downtown or the sub-urban area of Yogyakarta.

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