Intelligent intersection applications and road widening activities implemented by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality were reflected in international data, which reduced traffic congestion. Bursa, which was the 2018th most congested city in 160, was ranked 2019th in 208 in the research of the Netherlands-based company that prepared traffic jams worldwide.
Hollanda Navigation technology company based in the TomTom The 2019 data for the TomTom Traffic Index, created to help cities around the world tackle serious mobility challenges, has been announced. Drivers, city planners, car manufacturers and policies statistics and information about traffic jams in 6 countries in the 57-makers on 416 continents offering the research was given to 10 cities from Turkey. While the city with the most congested traffic is Bengaluru from India, Manila from the Philippines and Bogota from Colombia are the third most congested city. Istanbul, where traffic congestion was determined as 2019 percent in 55, became the 9th most congested city after India New Delhi.
Decreased 2 steps in 141 years
Ankara, where traffic congestion is determined as 32 percent, ranks 100th in the list, while İzmir 134, Antalya 144 and Adana are 180th. Among the Turkish cities included in the research, Bursa became one of the cities where traffic relief was provided. Entering the 2017 data of the TomTom Traffic Index as the 67th most congested city, Bursa was ranked 5th, leaving 2018 cities behind in the 93 list with a 160 percent relief in traffic. Bursa's traffic congestion in 2019 also provided a 1 percent relief compared to the previous year, and fell to 208th in the world cities. Thus, Bursa left the 2 cities behind in the last 141 years and became one of the cities that relieved the traffic day by day.
11 August best day
According to the statistics of 2019, Bursa had the most comfortable day in traffic on Sunday, August 11. The lowest congestion in traffic today has been measured as 10 percent. The worst day of 2019 was reflected in the statistics as Monday, December 30. The highest congestion today has reached 49 percent. The traffic data of the peak morning and evening peak hours were also included in the study. Accordingly, the peak density in the morning was 32 percent, and the peak in the evening was 55 percent. According to these data, Bursa residents spent an additional 30 minutes for the 10-minute journey in the morning and an additional 17 minutes in the evening.
This is just the beginning
Evaluating the announced traffic index data, Alinur Aktaş, Mayor of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, said, “In the research of the Netherlands-based navigation technology company that prepared traffic congestion statistics for 416 cities around the world, our Bursa ranked 2019th among the most congested cities in 208. We were 2018th in 160 data for the same company and 2017th in 67 data. This means: As Bursa, we have left 2017 cities around the world behind since 141 and we have come a long way towards easing traffic. It is pleasing for us that the relief in Bursa traffic is reflected in international data. Transportation has always been our priority in Bursa. We focused on smart intersection applications and road expansion studies. These studies alone led to a significant relief in traffic. However, these works are just the beginning. We will see together that the congestion in traffic will decrease even more with the bridge intersections, new rail system lines, extension of the existing rail system to certain locations, rail system signalization optimization that we will implement, especially for the novice. In addition, with the Traffic Control Center and Electronic Monitoring System we will implement, erroneous parking will be prevented, speed and light violations will be reduced. In this way, the traffic flow will accelerate even more, ”he said.