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Oslo traffic Nordics’ worst. Drivers in the Norwegian capital spend more time at the wheel than their peers in other Nordic countries, latest figures show. Dutch sat nav company TomTom’s Traffic Index 2016 lists Oslo as having had 24 traffic hotspots last year. Amongst the top five, two were in the eastern part – around Adolf Hedins vei (Bryn/Oppsal), which came first and second. Operagata/Dronning Eufemias gate/Nordenga bro in the west, around the Bjørvika area, came third. Fourth and fifth were Strømsveien (east) and Langkaia/Rådhusgata/Skippergata (west), respectively.

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Oslo traffic Nordics’ worst

Published on Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 at 13:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st February 2017 at 14:30.

Drivers in the Norwegian capital spend more time at the wheel than their peers in other Nordic countries, latest figures show.

Oslo skyline
Oslo skyline
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Dutch sat nav company TomTom’s Traffic Index 2016 lists Oslo as having had 24 traffic hotspots last year. Amongst the top five, two were in the eastern part – around Adolf Hedins vei (Bryn/Oppsal), which came first and second.

Operagata/Dronning Eufemias gate/Nordenga bro in the west, around the Bjørvika area, came third. Fourth and fifth were Strømsveien (east) and Langkaia/Rådhusgata/Skippergata (west), respectively.

Journeys took 38 minutes extra during peak hours (vs. one hour of driving in uncongested conditions) on a daily basis (weekdays).

Morning peak travel times increased by 57 per cent, and evening peak ones by 69 per cent (both measured in relation to uncongested situations).

Monday and Tuesday mornings, as well as Thursday evenings were the worst times of the week.

Congestion levels in Oslo were around 25 per cent in 2010-14. These jumped by five percent for 2015-16, giving the Norwegian capital extra travel times of 30 per cent.

Oslo is in 52nd place on TomTom’s European city rankings and comes 81st on the company’s world scale of cities (with a population of over 800,000 – all city sizes).

Both rankings are based on the congestion level (extra travel time).

Figures for the other three Nordic capitals that they surveyed, in descending order, are:

  • Stockholm: 28% extra travel time (33 minutes per day) – morning peak 48%, evening peak 61%.
    Worst morning peaks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, worst evening peaks on Wednesdays-Fridays.
    European rank 65th, world rank 92nd.
  • Helsinki: 26% extra travel time (27 minutes per day) – morning peak 40%, evening peak 48%.
    Worst morning peaks on Mondays and Tuesdays, worst evening peaks on Mondays-Wednesdays.
    European rank 86th. No world ranking, as less than 800,000 live in the Finnish capital.
  • Copenhagen: 23% extra travel time (26 minutes per day) – morning peak 47%, evening peak 40%.
    Worst morning peaks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, worst evening peaks on Tuesdays-Thursdays.
    European rank 127th, world rank 124th.

The world’s top five worst cities, in descending order, were: Mexico City (Mexico), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Chongqing (China), and Lodz (Poland).

The US’ Knoxville (Tennessee), Winston-Salem (North Carolina), Dayton (Ohio), Syracuse (New York), and Greensboro-High Point (North Carolina) were the world’s best – again, in descending order.

TomTom’s full list, which covers 390 world places, can be found here (external link).



Published on Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 at 13:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st February 2017 at 14:30.

This post has the following tags: traffic, travel, cars, lorries, buses, delays, paywall.





  
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