Level of motorization reached 355.5 cars per thousand citizens in Kazan
In 2019, the level of motorization in Kazan has
increased to 355.5 cars per thousand citizens. In comparison with 2005, this rate
has increased 3 times – then it was only 137 cars per thousand citizens. This
was announced by Ildar Shakirov, deputy head of the Kazan Executive Committee,
during the report on the results of the year to the mayor of Kazan Ilsur
During 14 years (with the exception of 2015), the
level of motorization has been steadily increasing.
According to the analysis of the Scientific and Research
Institute of Motor Transport (NIIAT, Moscow), the level of motorization of more
than 350 cars per thousand citizens provides 8-and 9-point traffic jams on the
roads of metropolises. 400 -car level can lead to 10-point traffic jams, which
means that traffic is almost stopped. According to NIIAT forecasts, this rate
can be reached in Kazan in 5 years.
Over the past few years, significant measures have
been taken in improvement the traffic system in Kazan. New transport junctions
were built, an adaptive traffic control system was developed, left crossings were
canceled in some areas, freight logistics system reformed in the downtown, as
well as in municipal parking spaces were set up at the crowded areas, public transport
I.Shakirov noted that the most effective way to solve
the traffic problem is to prioritize public transport.
A total of 260.7 million passengers were served by municipal
transport in 2019.
According to the 2019 ranking of the world's cities
with the highest traffic tie-ups, compiled by the Dutch company Tom Tom Traffic
Index, published last week, Kazan is the least congested of the Russian cities.
In this rating, Tatarstan capital is ranked 143 out of 416 cities in the world.