Vehicle traffic down during stay-at-home order: Toronto data

By News Staff

New traffic data from the city shows Torontonians are getting the message and staying home.

The City has released traffic data to help show the impact of the stay-at-home order, and it shows that vehicle traffic continues to be at its lowest levels since May and June, and while higher than the spring lockdown, the numbers are close.

During the first lockdown, afternoon rush hour traffic dropped to 68 per cent of normal, it now sits at about 73 per cent.

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The morning peak, which is more directly impacted by school closures, climbed all the way up to 80 per cent in the fall — but has dropped back down to 52 per cent of normal.

The City is also using traffic-counting technology at select downtown intersections, which shows daily car traffic dropped to 44 per cent of typical volumes during the first lockdown — it’s now at about 63 per cent.

Pedestrian traffic is at about 21 per cent of normal.

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