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Transit activity in NYC for December


All 50 states in the U.S. have begun to reopen in some way after the coronavirus thrust the country into lockdown starting in March. Some areas have paused plans to reopen amid rising case counts, while others have forged ahead despite them. Others are pausing or reversing their reopening plans (see NYT's Reopen Map).

Apple’s Mobility Trends dataset shares changes in the number of requests for Apple Maps directions on a daily basis, indexed to 13-01-2020 (which is set to 100). The data is updated daily and identifies trends for driving, walking, and transit for various cities, countries and regions across the world.

What will the Apple Mobility Trends report as the mean level of transit activity in New York City for the week 2020-12-20 through 2020-12-26 (inclusive)?


  • This question resolves as the mean of the values reported by the Apple mobility data, also linked above, for the dates 2020-12-20 through 2020-12-26 (inclusive).

  • For New York City, not New York State, nor New York County.

Example: For the New York City during week of 2020-08-25 to 2020-08-31, the values for transit activity were:

  • 2020-08-25: 52.22
  • 2020-08-26: 53.22
  • 2020-08-27: 49.8
  • 2020-08-28: 55.04
  • 2020-08-29: 47.59
  • 2020-08-30: 50.17
  • 2020-08-31: 49.09

So the mean over this period would be 51.02—thus, a similar question for that period would resolve at 51.02.


  • Daily updated data for New York City, amongst other locations relevant to other questions, is available here (available both in CSV and Excel files.

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