Traffic jam statistics: Berlin has the most congestion and heavy traffic

Jam statistics
:In this city you lose most of your life

Berlin –

Motorists in German cities lose many hours every year on crowded streets. The most patience, according to calculations by the traffic data provider Inrix Berlin. They lost an average of 154 hours in 2018 through heavy traffic and congestion, as the company announced on Tuesday.

Munich and Hamburg, who lost 140 and 139 hours, respectively, are also suffering. But German cities are still doing very well there: metropolises such as Rome, Paris, London and Moscow are well over 200 hours.

Traffic congestion in major cities has dropped

Inrix sells traffic analysis and connected car services to governments and businesses. The bigger the congestion problems appear, the better his business prospects. According to the latest data, however, the load in the ten most heavily traveled cities in Germany in 2018 has fallen consistently.

For traffic jams there are different statistics. The motorist association ADAC examines the traffic jams on motorways. The most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia is therefore the most heavily burdened. Inrix, on the other hand, has cities in view and all roads there. The data come from, among others, automakers and traffic authorities. The average journey time is compared with the fastest possible connection.

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Dense traffic, or traffic jam, on a three-lane road. (Icon)



Cologne takes tenth place

Motorists in Leipzig and Stuttgart could have saved 108 hours last year if their roads had always been free. In Nuremberg and Frankfurt it was 107 hours. Drivers along the Rhine also need good nerves: Bonn (104 hours), Dusseldorf (100) and Cologne (99) occupy places eight to ten in the ranking.

“Given the fact that metropolises continue to grow, it takes technical innovation, but also imagination and courage to go new ways. It becomes difficult when more is talked about rules and prohibitions than about opportunities, “criticized ADAC Vice President Ulrich Klaus Becker. “We are currently experiencing fascinating technical developments.”

Construction sites make the difference

Compared to 200 cities worldwide, Berlin is in 40th place, Munich and Hamburg 58th and 60th. The selection by Inrix is very different. In addition to huge metropolitan areas such as Mexico City, even more contemplative cities like the French Bordeaux are on the list.

Which is the most sturdy city in Germany, changes after the survey frequently. In recent years, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne were also ahead. This depends especially on construction sites, it was explained.

Unlike in previous years, 2018 not only recorded the time drivers spent in traffic jams, but also the time in slow-moving traffic. As a result, the average time loss compared to 2017 increased significantly. On a comparable basis, however, the burden had fallen, the company emphasized. (AP)