Wednesday July 15, 2020

How quickly are cities returning to normal?

Google’s Covid-19 mobility report offers encouraging news from Dublin’s point of view

31st May, 2020
There have been noticeable step changes in some cities where restrictions have been loosened such as Milan. Picture: AP

As large-scale quarantine measures limit the movement of urban populations globally, data contained within Google’s Covid-19 Community Mobility Report allows us to assess how quickly cities are beginning to return to normal.

The report analyses how visits and the time spent at different places have changed compared with a baseline.

From the details in the attached chart, we can see how the mobility for places of work have changed for the week ending...

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