TURKEY

Istanbul residents spend a weekly average of nine hours in traffic

ISTANBUL RESIDENTS SPEND A WEEKLY AVERAGE OF NINE HOURS IN TRAFFIC

The residents of Istanbul are spending nine hours a week in traffic on average, according to data gathered by Ajans Press from the public transport and mapping application Moovit.

The average Istanbul resident working six days a week spends nine hours in traffic due to several factors that lead to traffic jam, including road maintenance and the opening of the new school year, the data showed.

Those who commute by public transport in Istanbul spend nearly one-and-a-half hours in traffic on average daily and 30 percent of employees spend at least two hours in public transportation vehicles.

Istanbul residents also wait at public transport stations for 19 minutes on average and 66 percent of them change vehicles at least once.

Meanwhile, residents of the capital Ankara spend 71 minutes in traffic on average every day.

The average time spent in traffic in the southern province of Antalya is 63 minutes.

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