May 4th 2020
5 min reading
To provide insight into such unique changes in mobility from early 2020, we have created a dynamic data visualisation that shows all origin and destination of vehicles on the network. This is updated weekly. For more information about OD mapping, see here
How has mobility changed across individual Sydney municipalities? We looked at four different councils across Greater Sydney to compare data from the 24th of April, 2020.
There is a famous proverb that has floated around even before the prevalence of the internet - life is about the journey not the destination. However, when it comes to mobility data, it's a little bit of both.
Last week we released journey origin data across Sydney, with a focus
on four Councils situated
across Greater Sydney and the Central Coast. This week, we thought it was only fitting to end our
8-week exploration of mobility during a pandemic with a journey destination heat map as
The aspect we found quite interesting was the difference between the origin and destination heat maps:
Origin heat maps showed large clusters across most areas of
Destination heat maps showed less wide-spread clusters, most of which surrounded key transport infrastructure and interchanges
Although origin points spread far and wide, destination points were fewer and far between; this possibly indicates that while many journeys start in different places, they may end in similar ones. Here's a side-by-side visual comparison of the heat map for origins and destinations:
Origin-Destination Mapping for New South Wales, 27th of April 2020
Origin-Destination Mapping for New South Wales, 1st of May 2020
Origin-Destination Mapping for New South Wales, 2nd of May 2020