Local ABC affiliate Denver 7 spoke to Iteris director of product strategy Gil Edwards about traffic patterns throughout Denver in 2020, specifically in light of the contrast between pre and post-COVID traffic volumes, speeds and total miles traveled.
Mr Edwards cited traffic intelligence from Iteris' TrafficCarma Mobility Trends, which provides insights and a daily update of changes in traffic volume and congestion across major U.S. markets.
“When we look at the Denver data, we see those summer months actually eclipsing the pre-COVID norms in total miles traveled,” Mr Edwards told Denver 7. “Keep in mind the number of trips people take might be different than miles traveled, but we definitely saw some strong numbers for Denver in the summer and spring months of last year.”
Mr Edwards added that total miles traveled on a national and local level are still large even when you see percentages that are low.
"They’re just spread out across different dayparts and different hours of the day,” Edwards said. “So your traditional morning and afternoon drive commute times might be a little spread out further throughout the day.”
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David Sadeghi is senior manager, digital marketing at Iteris.