Movement across Sydney during Covid outbreak slows to Melbourne lockdown levels

by Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

15 July 2021

Currently the number of trips being planned through public transport app Citymapper are just 12% of those before the pandemic. And Sydney’s transportation hubs are seeing 80% less traffic than pre-Covid.

Transport for NSW live data currently shows around 30% fewer Opal card tap-ons than the previous week – which was already lower than before the lockdown – echoing the massive fall in trips planned through Citymapper over the preceding weeks.

The data also show movement dropping off slightly before lockdowns are announced, as people curtail movement in the face of increasing cases.

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