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San Diego News Matters podcast branding Traffic volume in the San Diego region was at its lowest point this year in April, and volume remains relatively low and speeds higher compared to 2019, according to an interactive map released Tuesday by the San Diego Association of Governments . The SANDAG Highway Hot Spots & Volumes Tracker measures weekday month-by-month vehicle miles traveled on local highways, including traffic speeds and average daily traffic volumes — which, this see this page year, reflect fewer cars on the road due to the pandemic. The data available on the tracker includes March through October 2020, and users can also compare current data to the same time in 2019. The SANDAG tracker is updated monthly. "This new tool is intended to be a resource to assist community members and local leaders with current traffic data to make regional decisions," said Cynthia Burke, SANDAG director of research and program management. "The Highway Hot Spots & Volume Tracker has shown us that the greatest drop in traffic volumes this year were seen in April when we were down 44%, compared to the same time last year." Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Content can be viewed at actual source page:> The SANDAG tracker also shows that between June and October, traffic volumes hovered between 15% and 16% lower than compared to 2019. “This most recent data that we have for the month of October. It was down 19 percent. So before we were down about half the number of people driving on the freeways and the number of vehicle miles traveled, now we’re down about one-fifth," Burke said. The number of vehicle miles traveled on eight local highways reflected that same trend.