Data dashboard: Traffic in town is back to 2019 levels

Aspen Journalism is compiling a data dashboard highlighting metrics of local public interest, updated at least every Friday. Check back for updates as we add more features.

Traffic in town dropped in 2020 but is now catching up

When the ski lifts shut down in mid-March 2020, the city of Aspen recorded a significant drop in traffic at the intersection of Highway 82 and Cemetery Lane, located at the entrance of town, from an average of 15,501 per day in March 2020 to 8,462 in April 2020. But this year, the daily average for the months of March through June

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COVID-19 Data Dashboard Aims To Help Identify Local Risk Levels

By Dr. Peter Plantes

The extreme challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced extraordinary responses at multiple levels. However, as micro-communities like workplaces and schools are reopening, it is imperative that their highly granular data needs be met in ways that are useful to leaders that are not statisticians. Individuals spend their days moving between multiple micro-communities, raising the risk for infection in each. In fact, research suggests that one-third of viral respiratory infectious disease transmission occurs in schools and workplaces.¹ As such, significant precautions are required to prevent rapid spread of infection among and between micro-community populations.

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