There are not only deadlines behind the clogged Prague. More cars travel through the metropolis year-on-year, it transmits TSK data
On the other hand, some streets report otherwise quieter traffic, the largest decrease is in Evropská.
The number of cars on the streets of the capital increased year-on-year in September this year. During this period, the Technical Administration of Roads (TSK) calculated approximately 655,300 cars per day on selected roads, last year it was about 643,300 cars. On the contrary, compared to September 2019, ie before the Covid-19 pandemic, 0.3 percent fewer cars now drive through the metropolis. The busiest roads include the tunnels in Blanca, Průmyslová, Chodovská and Bohdalecká streets.
This follows from the TSK data available to ČTK. TSK always collected data in the 36th week of the year. The largest drop in cars was recorded during lockdowns, for example last year for still or this winter, when the government banned travel between districts.
The total number of cars must have increased year-on-year, not all roads. Compared to last September, fewer cars will pass through Žitná Street this year, for example, where it dropped from 26,100 last year to 25,200 cars this year. The same applies to Komořanská, Kbelská or Horňátecká and Bohdalecká.
On the contrary, the number of cars is increasing more and more in the three Blanka tunnels. Which last year 86,500 cars passed through the Brusnice tunnel, this year it was 92,500 vehicles. In the case of the Dejvický tunnel, it is monitoring from 92,000 to 97,100 cars, and in the Bubeneč tunnel from the last 80,400 to this year’s 87,300 cars. In the tunnel’s overall project this year, more cars even compared to the time before the pandemic. Their number also increased by more than a thousand cars a day in U Výstaviště Street, where road users recorded a slight incidence even compared to 2019.
Compared to this year’s time before the covid, the number of cars on Evropská Street decreased. In September 2019, road workers counted 17,100 cars a day here, and this year it was 12,700, ie 25.7 percent less. The number of cars in Žitná and Průmyslová also decreased by more than ten percent. “For the European, this is probably related to subdued air traffic, when more or less people travel to the airport. In the case of other streets, however, it can cause repairs, which is the case with Žitná, for example, which obviously will not stop the driver due to the reconstruction on Charles Square, “ said TSK spokeswoman Barbora Lišková.
Traffic fell about five percent last March after the introduction of anti-pandemic measures. The highest drop was known on Evropská Street, after which the other four thousand fewer cars drove by. There were more cars in the city center than on the outskirts. The level of traffic on weekdays returned to almost the same condition as before the pandemic last May. The decrease in passengers is also recorded by public transport, where the number of people in the metro has decreased.