The amount of traffic at some intersections is now higher than it was a year ago, as more activities across the city return to normal and restrictions ease.
After slumping by almost 40 per cent in March, traffic volumes have slowly increased since the end of April, with traffic across Canberra now running about 84 per cent of its pre-pandemic volumes.
Transport Minister Chris Steel has again urged people to avoid public transport in peak times and to continue working from home if they can.
"The message to Canberrans in this phase of restrictions is to work from home if it suits you or your employer," Mr Steel said.
"Working from home benefits the community by helping to reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19. It helps to reduce crowds and congestion on roads on public transport, and helps to ease the pressure on our public health facilities.
"Walking and cycling are encouraged, and if you do have to use public transport, try leaving earlier or later to avoid the peak times of the day."
On Wednesday, there were more motorists travelling south at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street than this time last year.
The intersection has seen a 9.4 per cent increase in vehicles - up to more than 12,000 daily - according to data collected by Roads ACT.
However, the road is still quieter than it was in early March, when more than 14,400 vehicles passed through the intersection travelling south.
The intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Gundaroo Drive recorded more than 11,000 vehicles a day travelling southbound this week, a 1.3 per cent increase from last year.
Other intersections measured by Roads ACT as part of a sample to indicate traffic across the city's road network were still running below pre-pandemic traffic levels on Wednesday.
Public transport patronage was down by 74 per cent on the same time last year, Mr Steel said last week after the service saw a near 40 per cent increase in the number of passengers from the week before.
"While we are not welcoming people back onto public transport, we do expect to see more people using public transport," he said.
Globally, cities are grappling with how to manage increased traffic volumes as restrictions are eased while commuters remain wary of returning to public transport due to heightened fear of COVID-19 infection.
A national Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies survey last month found 84 per cent of people considered travelling by car as the most comfortable option.
Mr Steel last month said: "Transport Canberra is preparing a public transport recovery plan that will work on how we build confidence in public transport, beyond hygiene measures, as we come out of the pandemic."
But the ACT government has ruled out increasing the number of public transport services in peak periods.