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.
September 15th, 2021 thoughts & takeaways:
I’ve included a new chart below that will update every evening that shows the last 7 day’s traffic broken down by time of day. The morning peak is still almost non-existent and nowhere near the pre-pandemic levels.
June, July, August were all 88 to 89% of normal conditions with no discernible bump after the return to school in early August.
Now that students are back on campus at UT, mircomobility trips have reached a new record high.
Airport passengers peaked back during the 4th of July Holiday. Since then, there has been a pretty steep drop off to March 2021 levels. The lack of business travel has really caused there to be a steeper drop off during the “shoulder” seasons of the late summer/early fall.
Live Updating Data (Daily at ~3AM Central):
Note: Some micromobility trips data can take about a week to update, the most recent few days of data may not be representative of the actual count.
Periodically Updated Data:
Last update: June 2nd, 2021
Monthly trip location trends data in Travis County:
Austin Airport passengers through TSA checkpoints (updated October 1st):
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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