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Traffic study on metropolitan areas: Cologne is a congestion stronghold

Traffic study on metropolitan areas
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W eil As more and more people move to the cities, the risk of traffic jams increases there. This is the result of the Traffic Scorecard Report from INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic and travel information.

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In a total of 17 of the 22 German metropolitan areas examined, there was an increase in traffic in 2014 - in 2013 this was only the case in eight metropolitan areas. Karlsruhe (21 percent) and Magdeburg (50 percent) recorded the greatest increases in high traffic volumes. There, drivers were stuck in traffic jams a total of ten hours longer than in the previous year. Magdeburg is located at several European transport hubs, such as the A2 and A14 motorways as well as the Elbe, the Mittelland and Elbe-Havel canals - accordingly, freight traffic there has a major influence on the volume of traffic.

As In 2014, Cologne replaced Stuttgart. Karlsruhe follows in third place. Germany ranks third in Europe for the countries with the most traffic jams. The busiest roads in Europe are in Belgium, where drivers spent up to 51 hours on congested roads. The most congested route in Germany is a 26-kilometer section of the B2R in Munich. Here, drivers spend 68 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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