Without rail, Istanbul's traffic sting doesn't end. Istanbul, one of the world's largest metropolitan traffic problem does not end. The common solution of the experts is to encourage public transportation by rail. Being one of the fastest developing cities in the world, Istanbul is growing day by day both in terms of population and settlement. However, despite all the measures taken and the solutions offered, traffic cannot be prevented. In a report released last week by the navigation company TomTom, Istanbul with the 15 million turned out to be the busiest city with a population of 12 million after Moscow, the capital of Russia. We consulted with experts on why Istanbul was more busy than many cities in Europe, how those cities developed, how it ranked first in Moscow despite the 320 km metro line, and the solution suggestions to be brought to Istanbul:
Professor Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı (BAU Faculty Member Istanbul Metropolitan Consultant): The most important reason for the density is the lack of rail and public transportation. The sea and rail system constitute only 3 of transportation. The criterion is human. If they pay attention to mass transportation, the jam is reduced.
Assoc. Dr. Murat Ergün (Head of İTÜ Highway Traffic Department): The priority should be given to Marmaray. 70 thousand per hour in a rail system, 1 per day can move million people.
Hunting. Sami Güleçyüz (Traffic Inspectors Honorary President of the Association of Turkey): Istanbul is suitable for traffic as the city is a long and thin. Gebze to Silivri 120 km. Longer. This flow will relax with Marmaray.
Source : www.sabah.com.t is