Travel data shows surge in walking and cycling in Netherlands
New data published on travel in the Netherlands has revealed how Dutch citizens have adapted their travel habits in response to the growing spread of COVID-19.
The data, revealed today on Verkeerskunde, shows large reductions in the use of cars and public transport since the outbreak began. The data compares travel habits on 19 and 22 March compared with the same dates for February.
Throughout the day, large spikes in walking were apparent, as well as some spikes in cycling. Travel by car and public transport were both lower at nearly all times of the day. For example, 90% more pedestrians are measured on Thursdays at 8 p.m., while 90% more are cycled on Thursdays at 3 p.m.
You can see the data in full here.
Image credit: Verkeerskunde.nl