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How NYC traffic has changed during COVID-19

September 11, 2020

Transportation engineer Sumeet Kishnani speaks to the New York Post about what traffic looks like on the streets of New York City right now

New York City’s traffic may feel as slow as ever — but streets are actually still seeing less driving than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest data. NYC car mileage remains well below February levels in all five boroughs, according to the data firm INRIX.

Manhattan has seen the steepest drop-off compared to 2019, at less than half pre-pandemic levels during the week of Aug. 22-28. Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, meanwhile, saw around 70 percent pre-COVID driving rates during the same week. Staten Island’s rates hovered around 80 percent.

Read the full article in the New York Post.

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