Traffic Congestion is Down in Charleston, but Whether it Will Stay That Way is Unclear

The Post and Courier
June 2, 2021

In 2020, traffic congestion in Charleston was down 52 percent compared to 2019, according to a report by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm.

Whether that trend will stick is unclear. But daily traffic data from the S.C. Department of Transportation shows the volume of vehicles on the roads may be headed back to pre-pandemic levels.

Inrix’s report was global in scope. It found that time lost to traffic congestion fell almost everywhere across the world as the coronavirus pandemic shifted commuter habits and employers sent workers home. The analysis shows the trend continuing through this past February, and measures congestion based on how much time people spent in traffic.

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