Reduce Traffic Jams
This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
The TOMTOM Traffic Index measures congestion in cities worldwide. Hamburg is ranked 61st in the world, 14th in Europe and, with 33% additional travel time, is only one percentage point below the most congested city in Germany, Cologne [as of 06 March 2017].
Congestion can be caused by different factors or the interaction of them. The main factors are: Number of road users, road works, switching of traffic lights and special events such as demonstrations or sporting events.
In the iPlanB project, we focus primarily on the coordination and optimisation of road works, traffic signal switching and special events.