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For the past year and a half, most of us have been grounded.
Lockdowns have meant that most of us travelled less and stayed at home more.
Citymapper Mobility Index
(10th March 2020-14th April 2020)
London
100
0
Paris
100
0
New York
100
0
Sydney
100
0
Tokyo
100
0
Seoul
100
0
However, we did at least move - even if we stayed at ground level.
We took to the streets in unprecedented numbers, as more of us explored our local areas.
For example, in the UK, the number of people visiting parks soared.
During the summer of 2020, almost twice as many Brits than normal went to the park.
+100% increase in park visits
Source: Google – COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports via ONS compared to a normal year
Cycling also became more popular.
Pop-up bike lanes led to an average 50% increase in cycling in European cities.
Three months after pop-up bike lanes were installed:
+50% increase in cycling
Source: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/15/e2024399118