Google report shows Charlotte residents stay at home – ABOUT MAG 2020

Mecklenburg County residents are making fewer trips to work.

Mecklenburg County residents are making fewer trips to work.

COVID-19 changed the daily lives of most Americans, including residents of Mecklenburg County, according to a recently released Google mobility report.

We use traffic stops almost 70% less than a few months ago.

We reduced our travel to work by 43% and our time in retail and leisure places by 52%, says the Google report.

We are spending less time in parks.

Below is information on how Mecklenburg County residents changed their movements from January 3 to February 6, according to data from Google Maps and other Google apps.

Gavin Off has been the data reporter for the Charlotte Observer since 2011. Previously, he worked as a data reporter at Tulsa World and Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C.

Paula Fonseca