Smartphone tracking data shows rise in travelling as traffic doubles in 14 days


New smartphone tracking figures show that traffic has almost doubled in Ireland over the past two weeks, with big increases in outdoor activity too.

The figures from Apple and Google, collected anonymously from the population’s smartphones, suggest that people are relaxing their behaviour with regard to where they go and the amount of time spent outdoors.

Apple’s figures indicate that driving activity is back to 58pc of what it was before the pandemic restrictions were introduced in March, and is up from just 34pc in the first week of May.



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