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Surprising Things We're Learning about Traffic under Coronavirus Pandemic

Surprising Things We're Learning about Traffic under Coronavirus Pandemic

The bright side is what traffic experts—and drivers—can learn about improving the commute experience in the future.

CarandDriver.com
BY BRETT BERK
MAR 23, 2020

  • We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has cut traffic, but it's surprising just how much it has changed major corridors.
  • For instance, average speeds in Los Angeles are 48 percent higher because there's so much less traffic on the roads.
  • Surprisingly, air traffic is only down 7 percent nationwide—for now.

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is wreaking horrifying havoc on every aspect of our interconnected world. Its impact has been particularly notable in the transportation sector.

Many people have been made aware of the shift in commercial air traffic. As of March 15, the number of flights has fallen by more than 7 percent compared to the same time period in 2019, and greater declines are expected as international travel bans continue to go into effect. But ground transportation has seen far more drastic effects... FULL ARTICLE

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You would neither see any images and footages but all about Corona nor hear any words but about it from news and there is a valid reason for that. With leaving over 600K in suffering and24K in death it continues its ruthless surge all around the world. Iran announced 144 new deaths from the CoronaVirus, bringing the official number of casualties to 2,378 in one of the world's worst-hit ever. At the moment this comment is being written at least 246 new deaths are reported Thursday, causing the total number of deaths nationwide to at least 1,200. So it provides obvious reasons for traffic to be dried out from roads

Fri, March 27, 2020 @ 5:56 AM

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