Coronavirus measures and closure of schools led to significant changes in Istanbul transportation. The peak time of Istanbul traffic has changed; The morning passed from 08.00-09.00 to 17.00-18.00. While the crossings between the two sides decreased by 52,8 percent, the most passes took place on the July 15 Martyrs Bridge.
In Istanbul, where 60 percent of corona cases were observed, it turned out that despite all the warnings, the passage of vehicles in the main arteries did not decrease sufficiently. While the number of vehicles in the main arteries decreased by 35,8 percent, the average daily speed of vehicles increased by 10 kilometers per hour.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Statistics Office handled Istanbul transportation in detail in March. Covit Turkey in the first case before March 19 and 11, which are determined by comparing the values between the dates of March 23 to 27 'April 2020 Istanbul Transport Bulletin was prepared.
Istanbul's Summit Time Has Been 17.00-18.00
The peak time of Istanbul traffic has changed. According to the average of weekly vehicle counts, the peak time was 08.00-09.00 in the morning, after the 11th of March the interval between 17.00-18.00 was recorded as the peak hour.
Vehicle Passes Between Two Collars Decreased by 52,8%
While an average of 406 thousand 754 vehicles passed between the two sides on weekdays, it decreased by 23 percent between March 27 and 45,6 to 221 thousand 236. On March 27, this rate decreased by 52,8 percent to 191 thousand 796.
Most Crossings From July 15 Martyrs Bridge
45,2 percent of those who made a collar pass in March preferred the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, 37,9 percent Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 8,9 percent Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and 8 percent Eurasia Tunnel.
35,8% Decrease in Number of Vehicles on Main Routes
In Istanbul, where 60 percent of the corona cases are seen, vehicle passages in the main arteries decreased only by a third. According to the counts on sensors in the main arteries in Istanbul, the average number of vehicles per route has dropped by 35,8 percent. While the average number of vehicles with an hourly transition between 02-06 March was 2 thousand 372, between 23-27 March, an average of 35,8 units per hour decreased by 522 percent.
Average Speed of Vehicles Increased
The average speed of the vehicles increased in the morning, noon and evening peak hours in the 3 thousand 110 kilometers long main road network where studies were conducted.23-27 March, 20 percent in the morning peak time, 11 percent in the lunch peak time and 26 percent in the evening peak time. an increase was observed. The daily rate of increase on weekdays was on average 10 kilometers / hour.
In the Bulletin, which was prepared using the data of the Public Transportation Services Directorate, BELBİM and İBB Transportation Management Center, speed and duration studies were carried out by using the sensors on the main routes.