The pandemic due to Covid-19 has upset mobility all over the world in 2020. Tom Tom, a company specializing in geolocation, is publishing its tenth edition of the TomTom Traffic Index on Wednesday, a survey of the level of traffic congestion in 416 cities from 57 countries in 2020.
Among the cities featured in this urban mobility barometer which compares 2019 and 2020, there is Paris. The health crisis and confinement have of course disrupted traffic in the capital. In 2020, traffic jams have decreased by 7% compared to 2019 in Paris.
October 29, 2020 was the busiest day in Paris
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Pendant 94 days, traffic was reduced by more than 50% compared to an average day in 2020. Thursday, October 29, the day before the second confinement, was the busiest day in Paris. The level of congestion reached 69% on average with a peak of 142% at 6:00 p.m., generating nearly 2,160 km of traffic jams in the Paris region.
Speed increased in 2020 in the capital
Tom Tom also analyzed the variations in the average speed at the morning rush hour in Paris compared to the same period in 2019. The analysis reveals that if in January 2020 the speed has dropped by 13%, you have could drive faster the other eleven months because there were fewer people on the road. The average speed was highest in April (+ 73%), May (+ 44%) and November (+ 41%).
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