Uptake in on-demand ride-hailing for intracity long distance trip making during COVID-19

  title={Uptake in on-demand ride-hailing for intracity long distance trip making during COVID-19},
  author={Emmanuel Komla Junior Dzisi and Daniel Obeng-Atuah and Williams Ackaah and Adubofour Yaw Tuffour and Nimako Eric Aidoo},
Changes in mobility patterns are expected during global pandemics. Despite the role of cost and travel time on mode choice, these factors may be considered secondary to perceived safety during glob... 
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