Measuring COVID-19

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: August 1st **


August 1st thoughts & takeaways:

  • Things have flattened out since the latest spike in cases. 1.2% decrease last week.

  • I’ve updated the static graphic showing trip types from Google data for Travis County. Check it out!

Past Thoughts & Takeaways


Daily traffic volumes counted using video cameras at intersections in Austin:

Map of intersections.

Data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.


Weekly % change of traffic volumes:

Map of intersections.

Data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.


This repo merges both Google & Apple mobilty data into one file.


Austin Airport passengers through TSA checkpoints (updated June 6th):

TSA updates this data periodically.


National/Austin daily traffic comparison:

Intersection data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.

USA mobility data from Apple.


Daily average speed counted using video cameras at intersections in Austin:

Map of intersections.

Data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.


Daily shared micromobility trips (dockless scooters, bicycles) in Austin:

Data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.


Daily traffic incidents reported to Austin Fire/PD:

Data sourced from the city of Austin open data portal.


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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Written on April 29, 2020