Road traffic in Bucharest down by 36% on weekdays and by 54% on weekends during the lockdown, study says
The road traffic has decreased by 36% on weekdays on the average and by 54% on weekends during the lockdown in Bucharest, according to a survey conducted by Phoenix Media, with data being collected by 73 video cameras installed on the company’s billboards in the Capital city. Data has been analysed by D&D Research. The data collected during March 16-May 8 were compared to the same period last year.
So, it came out that road traffic at Universitate area (downtown Bucharest) has decreased by 70% on weekends, mainly due to the closing terraces and of all other business premises and cultural activities in the Old Town.
Although the average stood at 36% less road traffic on weekdays and at 54% on weekends, the traffic has been down by even 90%.
During weekdays, the highest traffic decrease took place in the Old Town (41%), followed by the Northern districts (39%), and the Eastern areas (34%). Traffic has declined by only 27% in the Western districts, and by only 17% in southern Bucharest.