Daily mobility during COVID-19

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My dog, Reggie, enjoys our daily walks, exploring new parts of town.

With the temporary closure of public spaces — such as office buildings, schools, shops, restaurants, and community centres — our daily patterns of mobility have notably changed.

Our vehicles sit idle as we remain at home, when we would normally be driving to work, dropping children off at school, or visiting with friends. Public transit continues to operate, but with a significant decrease in the number of passengers and with many built adaptations to keep staff and riders safe and separate.

While we might not be moving as far, or as much, as we were before this pandemic, we are not static. I see many people spending time outside, going for walks or bike rides. We might not be moving as fast or as far or as frequently, but we are still moving.

How have your patterns of mobility changed in recent weeks? Share your photos and stories through social media using the hashtag #CuratingUnderQuarantine

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Emily Gann

Emily is the Assistant Curator in Land and Marine Transportation for Ingenium. She is a PhD Candidate in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa.