The emergency measures, which have been curtailed by the coronavirus epidemic under government, have not had an impact on life in the metropolis. Don’t get people out and work a lot from home. So most shops, restaurants and other services are closed, and cultural institutions do not work, among other things. The paradoxical positive effect of the current situation is on one of Prague’s long-term biggest problems: car traffic in the city has fallen sharply. The number of columns has decreased so much, but the wall should improve, or the first transport to its pollution in the capital is the largest.
that the situation on the roads of Prague has temporarily calmed down, as evidenced by the data on the movement and intensity of traffic in the past week, which, with the help of telematics devices, is monitored by the city of Technical Administration Communications (TSK). As a result, the operation of cars, compared to the situation before the emergency, the 12th day, now dreamed of an aunt.
Declines in car traffic are relatively well known. The reduction in the number of commissions has decreased the most, both for people in Prague and for those who come from elsewhere, to the director of the infrastructure section from the Institute of Fulfillment and Development of the Capital City of Prague. m Prague (IPR) Marek Zdradika.
In the very center of the city, the number of cars decreased by 35 percent, in the rest of Prague it was 29.2 percent. Ludvka Svobody in Prague 1 recorded the biggest drop in traffic, namely 52 percent. Out of a total of 33.7 thousand cars, only 16.2 thousand currently pass through here. And on the main road in May 5th Street, you will now pass an average of 45 percent less to the center than those weeks ago.
The number of cars in Europe has also decreased
At first glance, however, traffic is noticeable on all of the roads in the metropolis. At the European Union in Prague 6, the intensity of traffic decreased from 33,000 cars a day to almost 18,000, and on the very crowded V Holeovikch Street, TSK recorded an apartment of 90,000 cars and 60,000 at present.
People in these two cases decreased mainly because people from the Kladno region, Mlnicko and other medium-sized countries traveled here for work recently. And first because of the quarantine, their number has dropped. In the case of Europe, the fact that, due to the sudden cancellation of international flights, there is no flow of tourists on their way from the flight to the center and again, is such an important reason for the current calm.
Decline in traffic in Prague
The data show how the number of cars passing by (in thousands of cars and by percentages) has changed in some streets before and after the emergency.
city before after decrease in%
itn …………………………….. 29.7 18 39
Ranovo nbe ……………. 19.3 11.8 39
nbe Ludvka Svobody …… 33.7 16.2 52
European ………………………. 33.2 18 46
Pilsen ………………………. 26 17.5 32
Modansk ……………………… 35.1 24.5 30
On Wed …………………………… 22.9 15.7 31
May 5 ………………………………………………….. 45 24.6 45
In Holeovice ………………. 88.5 62.7 29
Libereck …………………… 77.8 54.6 30
Not only has the intensity of traffic changed, but also the time when the people in the most sweat will get behind the wheel.
The interesting thing is that by two o’clock in the morning and in the afternoon the peaks in traffic shifted. The morning is between nine and twelve o’clock and the evening between four and eight o’clock, explains the mayor of transport Adam Scheinherr (Prague reindeer).
Many people now do not go to work regularly, but for example, the situation there is later only for the necessary long time, or they can enjoy completely different things.
The main construction season also starts at the end of spring, when TSK repairs road surfaces in several cities around the city. The traffic restrictions associated with this, but now the driving force, do not cause any damage. After the winter plant, for example, the first stage of repairs began this week to change the European and so the passage was smooth. There is a lot of transport and we did not notice any complications in the morning or during the whole day, says TSK spokeswoman Barbora Likov.
At the same time, with the arrest of extraordinary measures, the validity of the paid wall was canceled, so that, for example, patients or their relatives could easily reach the patients. Some fears that this will significantly worsen the traffic situation and parking facilities for residents have not been confirmed. Deputy Adam Scheinherr also announced that the parking lot will be free until April 13. Only after Easter will the regulation of stn. It is important for us to be able to choose how to move around Prague, and no one has been limited by anything, the brothers reasoned.
The current decline in car traffic in the city area is not as abysmal as in the case of public transport, where the number of passengers has decreased by 80 percent in a few days. According to Marek Zdradika from IPR, this is the bottom of the darkness that the people in the car are better protected from the disease. Some Praan then preferred the bike to the bus and tram. The state in Podol currently records about seven hundred percent more cyclists in the same period last year.