Mobility and COVID-19

Global actions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

This platform aims to consolidate a list of actions in mobility, public space and other types that somehow changed the mobility landscape upon Covid-19 and as a reaction to the pandemic. Actions have been compiled from a series of databases that were tidied, harmonized and consolidated onto one large database with additional categorization, and thereafter loaded onto a visualization platform to produce maps and graphs.

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Credits and data


The "Shifting Streets" database has been built with inputs from several different databases and with support from various parties. It contains actions identified from March 4 to August 4, 2020 as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the mobility sector. The majority of the actions come from a dataset hosted by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center at the University of North Carolina, complemented by Mobility Works's own database and Streetplans's own effort. The database used here was substantially transformed, harmonized and tidied with the help of Henry Velandia, Diana Giraldo, Miguel Cuellar, Sebastián Vega, Carolina Fernández and led by Carlos F. Pardo and Tab Combs. Below are details to the three initiatives that provided the original data and a suggested credit for this initiative

Data use and CC License

The dataset and the work in this page is This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.. If you use any materials please cite this page. See bellow for full credits.


Please use this dataset with proper attribution when using or linking to data contained within this dataset.

Suggested citation: PBIC, NUMO, Mobility Works, Streetplans, EpiAndes, Datasketch (2020). The "Shifting Streets" Covid-19 mobility database. Available from


For questions or comments about the data, please contact NUMO at

For questions or comments about the visualization platform, please contact Datasketch for support on data science and visualization.

For questions or comments about any of the individual databases compiled here, please contact each of them directly.

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Datasketch Apps

The data explorer and visualizations included in this website were created using Datasketch Apps, which are online tools to access, clean, analyze and visualize data. For more information on these tools, please visit us at
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Tab Combs (PBIC) Database.

Combs, T. (2020). Local Actions to Support Walking and Cycling During Social Distancing Dataset.
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Streetplans Database.

Streetplans (2020). COVID19 Livable Streets Response Strategies compilation.
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Mobility Works Database.

COVID Mobility Works is an independent platform dedicated to collecting, synthesizing and sharing mobility initiatives that are keeping the world moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this platform is to help policymakers, innovators, researchers and advocates rise to the challenge of creating more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable transportation systems for all.
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Additional Support

Universidad de los Andes

EpiAndes is a research group at Universidad de los Andes that conducts epidemiological studies in the area of chronic non-communicable diseases and healthy lifestyles. During 2020 it has led research on temporal bicycle lanes in the world and has provided data for the "Shifting Streets" database. This effort was led by Olga Lucía Sarmiento Dueñas (Director) and supported by Karen Lorena Fajardo Ardila (Research assistant) and Paola Andrea Martínez Bravo (Research assistant).