The traffic restrictions ended, the Toulouse motorist returned to the world before … spending more than 14 hours in traffic jams in September.
With the arrival of 15,000 New Toulousans each year, and almost as many motorists, the development of the ring road and in particular the three-lane passage recently inaugurated on the southern portion does not change the matter. Our metropolis remains one of the most congested in France, ranking ninth in the ranking published by TomTom and the magazine Auto Plus. In September, the total time we spent behind the wheel to go to work was estimated, on average, at 36 hours 18 of which 14:18 was lost due to traffic jams. That is to say an increase of 2:45 compared to last year, a period it is true more disturbed by the health crisis and the restrictions.
Lost time and pollution …
How to end this curse? The development of public transport and soft modes of transport such as cycling or walking are presented as the solution, but the offer, despite the launch of the third metro line which will only open in 7 years, is still too much. limited. “Households’ choices for the use of alternative transport to the car are made by combining several parameters such as the possibilities of intermodal links, frequencies and timetables, journey times, or prices…”, explains INSEE. Perhaps he will demand, to convince Toulouse residents to change their habits, to insist on their economic and environmental fiber. Traveling by car is expensive and pollutes when public transport often requires more time to complete a route. And time is also money… But there are also other levers to be used to limit our trips by car: teleworking and carpooling which can be a good solution when we know that during working hours. peak, the average occupancy rate of a vehicle is only 1.1 people. For the operator Karos, there is no doubt that the future is in “short-car sharing”.