Public Transport Journeys Rise in Istanbul

The number of public transportation trips increased in Istanbul.
The number of public transportation trips increased in Istanbul.

After Covit-19 incidents began to appear, there was a decrease in the number of people going out on the street at the end of March. However, in the last week of April, an increase of 30,4 percent was recorded compared to the end of March. In Istanbul, where 20,9 percent of the average population is on the streets, the number of public transport trips also increased by 9 percent in a month. While the bus is the most preferred in public transportation, the busiest hour in traffic was 17.00. Transitions between the two sides decreased by 30,9 percent, while the most intense transition occurred on April 30. While the traffic density index dropped to 10, the average speed on main routes increased by 13 percent.


Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Istanbul Statistics Office published the May 2020 Istanbul Transportation Bulletin, where it evaluated the transportation figures for April. In the Bulletin, transportation information was discussed in detail.

30,4 percent increase in the number of streets

In the last week of March, 16,1 percent of the population (2 million 493 thousand 245) went out on the streets in Istanbul. This rate increased by 30,4 percent in the last week of April to 20,9 percent (3 million 251 thousand 140).

9% increase in public transportation in one month

As of March 31, the average number of daily trips increased from 1 million 24 thousand 248 to 30 million 9 thousand 1 on April 116, with an increase of 565 percent. 6 thousand 10 on April 902-34; Between 20-24 April, 733 thousand 573 trips were made.

Travel over 60 has increased by 53 percent

Over 60 years of age, between 06-10 April, 24 thousand 36; On April 30, it made 53 trips, an increase of 36 percent. Over 740, the share of all trips increased from 60 percent to 2,7 percent on the specified dates. Disabled citizens also increased from 3,3 percent to 4 percent.

Most preferred buses

In April, 55,9 percent of those who preferred to use public transportation used buses, 24,4 percent by metro and tram, 12,4 percent by Metrobus, 5,6 percent by Marmaray, and 1,8 percent by sea.

35% increase in vehicle transition in three weeks

In March, the number of hourly vehicles passing through the main arteries on weekdays dropped to an average of 2 thousand 73, in April it dropped to 487 thousand. The number of vehicles on April 6-10 thousand 278; On April 27-30, it increased by 35,1 percent to 727 thousand.

The busiest hour, 17.00

In April, the range of times when vehicle mobility was intense was between 16.00 and 18.00; the peak time was recorded as 17.00. It was 18.00 the day before the curfews.

Two-neck pass reduced by 30,9 percent

In April, the number of vehicles making collar passes decreased by 30,9 percent compared to March and reached an average daily of 238. In March, on weekdays and on the days when there was no curfew, the number of vehicles making the collar pass was 875 thousand 345.

April 30 is the busiest day in the collar transition

In April, the most crossing took place on April 27-30. The busiest day was on Thursday, April 302, with 594 thousand 30 vehicles. 53,8 percent of the collar crossings were from the July 15 Martyrs Bridge, 36,2 percent from the FSM Bridge, 6,8 percent from the YSS Bridge and 3,2 percent from the Eurasia Tunnel.

The peak crossing hours are 17.00 and 18.00

Hourly collar passes were very close and the same trend between 19 and 19 before March of Covid-08.00, after March of Covid-18.00 and in April. The peak hours were between 17.00:18 and 00:XNUMX.

Traffic intensity decreased to 10

The traffic density index, which was measured as 30 in February, was measured as 21 in March. In April, it fell to 19, down 68,7 percent compared to March before Covit-10.

The highest traffic index was measured at 27 at 18.00:XNUMX.

For March and April, on weekdays and on days without a ban, the traffic density index, which was 19 before Covid-33, was measured as 19 after Covid-14. In hourly distributions, both before Covid-19 and after Covid-19, the peak density index was recorded as 18.00.

Average speed increased by 13 percent.

On the main routes with a length of 3 kilometers, the average daily weekday rate increased by 110 percent compared to the pre-March Covid-19 situation. In terms of duration, an improvement of 13 percent was observed.

Average hours of peak hours increased

In April, the average peak speed of the weekday morning increased by 2 percent from the average speed measured on March 13-31, from 54 km / h to 71 km / h. The average speed of the peak hour on weekdays increased from 46km / h to 65km / h.

Time on the highway improved by 15 percent

In April, a 15 percent improvement was observed in the road network during the weekday traffic. At the peak hour on weekdays, the transition time is from 72 minutes to 19 minutes on Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (between Bayrampaşa and Kozyatağı); On the July 15 Martyrs Bridge (Halıcıoğlu - Kadıköy) Fell from 62 minutes to 22 minutes.

May 2020 Istanbul Transportation Bulletin was prepared using data from TUHİM (Public Transportation Services Directorate), BELBİM and IMM Transportation Management Center.


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