20th February 2017

Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard: Drivers in Prague spend over 24 hours per year in traffic jam | Deloitte: 5 investment priorities for long-term development of Prague

Prague ranks 252nd in the 2016 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard with average of 24.5 hours spent in congestion per year. Day time congestion rate on city streets inside the city for Prague is 9%..

Other Czech cities included in the scorecard include České Budějovice (21.9 hours on average spent in traffic jam per year), Brno (20.8), Hradec Králové (17), Liberec (14.9), Plzeň (14.1), Olomouc (12.4), Ústí nad Labem (10.1), Karlovy Vary (9.7) and Ostrava (8.6). The study analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities in 38 countries. Read more.


Read also Deloitte’s analysis Prague 2030 - Investment Plans of 25 investment plans that are most frequently mentioned by the media. It examined to what extent they are in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the Capital City of Prague. The analysis was accompanied by a survey among more than 800 experts.that the capital city of Prague considers realising by 2030


5 plans that should be prioritised with respect to the long-term development of Prague:

Completion of the inner city ring road;
Construction of a direct link to the Václav Havel Airport Prague;
Smart City;
Completion of the outer Prague ring road; and
Building of the new metro line D.

Investments that do not bring significant new value beyond the current state (their realisation should be subject to a separate analysis):

Construction of a new Prague Metropolitan Authority building;
Construction of new houses at the Prague ZOO; and
Acquisition of the Na Bulovce hospital.
Voting of the expert public: Results of the survey among 823 respondents

Which investment plans does Prague need the most? What should be its priority?

Completion of the outer Prague ring road (93.9%);
Completion of the inner city ring road (75.5%);
Construction of new park-and-ride lots (73.4%);
Modernisation of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (64.5%); and
Construction of the new Metro line “D"(61.6%).


Also, by 2019 the feasibility study should be delivered for the project of high-speed railway connection between the capital city of Prague and the second largest Czech city Brno in the eastern part of the country.

In 2019, the first part of the construction of the Prague underground line D should begin, e15.cz writes.

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