In 2021, Łódź was rated as the most trafficked city in Poland and the 13th busiest city globally. However, traffic jams in Łódź decreased travel tome by two percent compared to 2019. In the Polish capital, Warsaw, traffic was measured at 37 percent, which means it took 37 percent more time to get from one point to another than a free flow situation.
Passenger car market
In 2020, Poland was one of the countries with the highest number of registered motor vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. Their value was more than twice as big as the value of registered cars in the Czech Republic. The passenger car market in Poland, despite fluctuations, is developing slowly and systematically. In 2021, a total of about 447 thousand passenger vehicles were registered. Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mazda car sales increased the most in 2021 compared to the previous year.
Road infrastructure in Poland
In recent years, investment in road transport infrastructure has fluctuated. In 2019, investments amounted to 2.4 billion euros, where in the last 15 years, the highest amount was invested in 2011 and amounted to about 8.3 billion euros. In contrast, over the past few years, maintenance expenditure on roads presented a trend of decline, wherein 2019 maintenance expenditure amounted to approximately 481 million euros. Also, the number of roads was over 430 thousand kilometers in that period, and the increase of nearly 1.3 percent to the previous year.
Traffic congestion level in selected cities in Poland from 2019 to 2021*
* According to the source, the index is a congestion level and measures the increase in overall travel times when compared to a Free Flow situation. For example, a Congestion Level of 36 percent corresponds to 36 percent extra travel time for any trip, anywhere in the city, at any time compared to what it would be in a Free Flow situation.
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