Inrix Staureport 2020: Munich and Berlin are Germany’s horror cities

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Staureport 2020: Munich and Berlin are Germany’s horror cities for drivers

Inrix Staureport 2020: Munich and Berlin are Germany's horror cities-germany
Cattle man A navigation system shows traffic jams in Munich

  • Site editor Sebastian Viehmann

According to the data from the traffic specialist Inrix, traffic jams in German cities cost the economy for 2.8 billion euros in the past year – and drivers endless hours. The negative leaders are Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf.

2300 cars per hour and trail at 73 km/h – so many vehicles tolerate an average city highway in the USA. More is not possible, otherwise it will come to "Capacity". It occurs when there are no longer any space for vehicles on a street. "The result is a reduction in the total capacity of the traffic area, while more and more vehicles are pushing on the street", Explains the traffic data service provider Inrix.In principle, what applies to the USA also applies to Germany. Many roads are used on a stop – and beyond. The result is horror traffic jams with a significant loss of time and high economic damage. The inrix "Traffic score", The site in advance, shows the problems of global and German metropolises in detail in 2020.

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Inrix The traffic jam is so bad in major German cities – Inrix Taffic Score, data relate to 2019

Germans spend 46 hours a year in traffic jams

Inrix uses anonymized travel data to determine the most frequented routes and goals in a region. According to their own statements, eight million street kilometers are recorded. "The traffic situation in German cities has hardly improved last year – German drivers spend more than 46 hours in a traffic jam in the nationwide average", So the sobering conclusion of the traffic experts. These are the top 3 of the German traffic jam capitals:

  • Munich: With an average of 87 hours loss due to traffic jams per year. Improvement compared to 2018: just one percent less traffic jam. At an average of 18 km/h, the Munich crawls across the streets. "In Munich alone, in 2019 due to the loss of time, costs of 774 euros per driver were incurred, which corresponds to up to 405 million euros a year", So the estimate of Inrix. Stau-hotspots in Munich are the Middle Ring (B2 / B2R), Dachauer Strabe and Moosacher Strabe. And the traffic jam in Munich is likely to get worse: In favor of the new bike paths, the city plans to remove various lanes – this should threaten to break up even more streets.
  • Berlin: With "just" 66 hours and at least 21 km/h average pace is a little better than Munich. But in the capital there are some of the worst stowing hotspots nationwide with roads B9, B96 and A100. So you lose six minutes every day on the B2 from Lortzingstrabe to Martin-Greif-Strabe.
  • Dusseldorf: Number three in the traffic jam ranking has significant problems on various federal roads and highways (e.g. B1, B8, B326, A52). With a loss of 50 hours, the traffic jam load in Dusseldorf 2019 increased by 10 percent compared to the previous year.

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Inrix Stau-hotspot Ruhr area: Due to the lack of alternative routes, the sheet metal avalanches in the region bale particularly

Easy improvement in Stuttgart, massive deterioration in Freiburg

For the city of Stuttgart, which was in other statistics such as TomTom Traffic Index for a long time in Germany, the Stau capital has slightly improved (minus 7 percent sheet metal avalanches). Cities such as Lubeck (plus 23 percent), Freiburg (plus 31 percent) or Offenburg (plus 23 percent).The information about the loss of time is likely to be quite precise due to the large number of data sources; In the case of economic damage, the experts can only estimate only. "The thin data in this area makes it difficult to calculate the cost of loss of time in passenger transport", it says at INRIX.

Solved: With this drone you fly around every traffic jam

Inrix Staureport 2020: Munich and Berlin are Germany's horror cities-germany

Cameraone Solved: With this drone you fly around every traffic jam

Cyclists only need 50 percent more time than drivers in two cities

Thanks to a special analysis, the traffic jam also also calculates the time advantage or disadvantage, which you have by bike or public transport compared to the car.

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ADAC Cyclist (symbol image)

"The loss of time by bike in Munich and Berlin is the lowest, here cyclists on the examined routes need a maximum of 50 percent more than drivers on the daily average. If you drive to your destination for about 40 minutes by car, a cyclist needs less than 20 minutes longer there", So the traffic experts. Nevertheless, despite traffic jams, you are still much faster in most cities in most cities.

"Drivers are forced into traffic jams"

Michael Haberland, President of the Automobile Club "Mobile in Germany", still criticizes the example of Munich "Wishful thinking" In traffic policy. "It is absolutely counterproductive if you stroke thousands of parking spaces and destroy umpteen lanes to build new wide bike paths. The transport company bicycle has just 2.6 percent traffic share in Munich – car traffic around 58 percent", so Haberland. The traffic policy of many cities is forcing drivers into the traffic jam. In addition to better conditions for drivers, but also an expansion of local public transport, such as U- and S-Bahnen, is necessary.

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4 thoughts on “Inrix Staureport 2020: Munich and Berlin are Germany’s horror cities”

  1. there has
    You forget a city, Hamburg, and everywhere the traffic lights are connected so that the DUH … very, very high CO² values get values because the red phase is very long and the green phase is a few seconds. And not to forget the traffic jams on all BABs because the road building authorities have no idea about road construction, because if they had that, the construction sites would only be a very short time.

  2. Loss of time
    If I am in the greater area (S-Bahn area Munich S7) the public use then I lose additional 320! Hours a year. We use a 2-3 people carpentry, we would like to lose up to 1000 working hours or rather 80 and 120 working days and there are no failures through strikes etc. There are 87 hours ridiculous. We prefer to remain in the car as long as the public sector is not ready to compensate the additional time, to the local and industry-common hourly rates.

  3. Everything starts in the head,
    In other words, people act very flexibly. Example 1: Anyone who drives a car for 10 km or less by car is to blame. It should be called… Fitness every day by bike. Example 2: Commuters in Munich can use their car z.B. on p&Park the R parking spaces and continue driving with the S-Bahn. I myself use every opportunity for optimized route planning. You have to use your head and throw old habits overboard. For trips to Munich, Stuttgart etc. there was only public transport for me. Simply make and not whine.

  4. No really now ?
    What a coincidence, I can remember a slightly different statistics, but by chance there is now one with the cities of the whole above that bring the strictest anti car plans to the table.This pattern repeats itself again and again. Only have a plan and make it public if this is not well received, then with studies and statistics as long as people cook until they finally accept this reason and accept the next tax increase/restrictions/ban again.We used to have a key generator to achieve our goals, with our politicians I can well imagine that you have a study/statistics generator. Whether speed limit, driving bans, nox or other nonsense as soon as there is resistance, the numbers here are the numbers here !


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