As officials at all levels of US government started enacting measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, the busiest highways in the US’s major metropolitan areas saw their road traffic vanish, as measured by the speed of vehicles. A Quartz analysis of data from INRIX shows it’s not just faster drive times. In some cities, commuters have drastically changed their driving patterns.

The evening rush hour was the worst time to travel in most US cities. Now, with fewer vehicles on the road, it’s one of the best.

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