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Cudzoziemiec

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111%
« on: 19 August, 2021, 08:26:43 pm »
Car use is now at 111% of pre-pandemic levels.

BONG!

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58274806.amp
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By this summer, car traffic on weekends has consistently been more than 100% of February 2020 levels, reaching as high as 111% on 15 August.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: 111%
« Reply #1 on: 19 August, 2021, 08:42:48 pm »
Car use is now at 111% of pre-pandemic levels.

BONG!

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58274806.amp
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By this summer, car traffic on weekends has consistently been more than 100% of February 2020 levels, reaching as high as 111% on 15 August.

Car use is now at 111% of pre-pandemic levels.

BONG!

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58274806.amp
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By this summer, car traffic on weekends has consistently been more than 100% of February 2020 levels, reaching as high as 111% on 15 August.

I don't know about UK but in France there has been a certain amount of evidence that the cycling uptake was due to people switching from public transport, not cars. Lockdowns reduce car traffic by reducing total journeys and at the same time gyms were shut so exercise was taken out of doors. End lockdown, faith not renewed in public transport so everyone gets the car out again, with even an increase in use. It will be interesting to compare cycling figures between 2019 and 2022 (assuming we aren't locked down again!)

Re: 111%
« Reply #2 on: 19 August, 2021, 08:44:52 pm »
Plus more people holidaying in the UK that would usually go abroad I expect.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 111%
« Reply #3 on: 20 August, 2021, 09:28:44 am »
Certainly more holidaying. It seem pre-pandemic norm is being reached on weekdays – even though so many people are WFH – and exceeded at weekends.

As for cycling uptake, I don't know about France but here it seems to have been entirely leisure. Lockdowns one and two were full of families enjoying the quiet roads on bikes.

But certainly there's still lack of trust of public transport. What seems odd to me is that rail is more affected than buses. I suppose bus use tends to be more commuting and essential shopping by people without cars and in site-essential jobs, whereas rail commuting tends to be the longer distance stuff that is both home office replaced and, because higher income, more easily replaced by driving. Again, rail use at weekends and on non-main lines has not suffered as much as the big commuter routes.

It does seem though that we're going to see ever more crowded roads and polluted air.  :(
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Re: 111%
« Reply #4 on: 20 August, 2021, 10:34:50 am »
What a confusing article. It compares this August with February 2020 for cars, January 2020 for buses and August 2020 for trains. And then goes on to say that ”The analysis of the data says that traffic can vary by plus or minus by 20% over the course of a year.”.

Draw whatever conclusions suit your agenda !