Wrocław is Poland’s most traffic congested city
PR dla Zagranicy
The south-western Polish city of Wrocław has the worst traffic in the country, both in morning and afternoon rush hours, statistics show.
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“I think that drivers in Wrocław do not need statistics and calculations. After all you can see it with the naked eye. Drivers can afford to read a newspaper [while standing in traffic],” complained one driver in the city.
According to the calculations of experts from traffic-service website Korkowo.pl, in September and in early October cars in Wrocław drove at an average speed of 36 km/h, the slowest in the country.
The traffic situation in Wrocław has worsened significantly over the last few years.
A 2008 article by Forbes said that “London drivers clock an average speed of 11.8 miles per hour (19 km/h). That's far slower than Berlin, at 15.0 mph (24.2 km/h), and Warsaw, at 16.1 mph (26 km/h), which came in second and third, respectively.” Since then the Polish capital's new western ring road and other expressways helped alleviate the traffic in some parts of the city. (rg/rk)