A post dedicated to measuring the impact
and recovery of COVID-19 in the Austin area.
I will update these charts periodically with new data. ** Last update: October 1st **
October 1st thoughts & takeaways:
This past week saw traffic volumes decrease about 7%. This is the biggest weekly decrease since March. Its not entirely clear but I assume it has to do with people staying close to home now that virtual schooling is in full swing (for the time being).
I’ve added another update to the TSA checkpoint data. We set a new daily record for passenger traffic during the Labor Day weekend. The 4th of July and Memorial Day also saw a similar bump in Austin air travel.
Daily traffic volumes counted using video cameras at intersections in Austin:
Weekly % change of traffic volumes:
Monthly trip location trends data in Travis County:
Austin Airport passengers through TSA checkpoints (updated October 1st):
Daily average speed counted using video cameras at intersections in Austin:
Daily shared micromobility trips (dockless scooters, bicycles) in Austin:
Daily traffic incidents reported to Austin Fire/PD:
Austin travel times post-COVID
Comparing to this time last year, these Austin corridors have seen a 30% reduction in travel time. This works out to being a 94% reduction in congestion for only 40-50% decrease in volume. For details, check out this full post on it here. Working with this bluetooth data from the publicly available open data portal was a lot of work so give it some love.
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