Traffic jams are a global problem that is occurring around the world. Cities that invest millions in infrastructure suffer from traffic jams no less than the Dnieper. How the city is struggling with traffic jams reports “Dnieper Operational».
As Ivan Vasyuchkov, a specialist in the transport department of the Dnipro City Council, told us, the main reason for the traffic jams is quarantine restrictions. People are afraid of public transport and try to use their own. Therefore, the number of cars on the roads is increasing.
“If you take the statistics, for example, in Kiev – over the past two years of quarantine restrictions, the number of new, registered vehicles has increased by 40%. On the Dnieper it is about 20% “, – Vasyuchkov reported.
There is also a big problem with suburban transport. There was a time when he did not ply at all. Therefore, residents of cities such as Novomoskovsk and Podgorodnoye, who work in the Dnieper, were forced to look for alternative ways to get to the city – in particular, moved to their own transport.
“What we are now watching on CCTV cameras – the number of vehicles that come to the Dnieper and reach its central part has increased by 160%. Probably, such dynamics will be observed until the end of the quarantine, ”explained the specialist of the transport department.
The city is actively fighting traffic jams. For example, they organize parking spaces to reduce the attractiveness of cars and improve the performance of municipal transport.
“For example, four years ago in the evening rush hour there was no municipal transport, people used buses – now we close almost all the schedules,” says Vasyuchkov.
But due to traffic jams, the attractiveness of private transport is still gradually declining. To motivate people to move to public, the Dnieper will make special lanes for traffic in the main directions. The first lanes for public transport will appear this year on Slobozhansky and Yavornitsky avenues.
We will remind, earlier we reported that the teenager from Dnieper came up with ideal “Antison” for drivers.