New figures have shown a 66% rise in cycling and 33% more pedestrians across Aberdeen this month compared to last July.
The council has published statistics on road use, showing the impact of lockdown on the way people are choosing to travel.
Traffic counts from across Aberdeen show a 12% drop in the number of motorists taking to the road since mid-March and the outbreak of the pandemic.
The statistics show a huge increase in the numbers of people using bikes in well-known leisure spots.
People seem to have got into the habit of going for a walk, as average daily pedestrian numbers in Seaton Park have increased by 98% and taken an 800% leap on the Deeside Way near Peterculter.
Further along the old railway line, towards Duthie Park, there are an average 160 more cyclists every day.
Cycle use at the seafront Esplanade has more than doubled year-on-year, with an average 133 a day in July 2019 compared to 353 this month – while walking in the area has also very nearly doubled.
There have been smaller increases in well-used commuting routes – possibly reflecting the number of people at offices in Dyce, Bridge Of Don and Altens who are still working from home.
The city council is in the midst of a £1.76 million project to increase space for physical distancing, with temporary changes – such as pavement widening, road closures and the installation of one-way systems – already installed in some busy shopping areas.
Another aim of the Spaces For People initiative, which is backed by NHS Grampian, is to encourage more people to walk and cycle.
Responding to the latest criticism levelled at the measures rolled out in George Street this week, a council spokeswoman said: “We will continue to have dialogue with local businesses, stakeholders and residents and to review the measures once they have had an opportunity to get established.”