Urban Mobility

Why Munich is a good choice for IAA MOBILITY

Finally, back to the office, the mountains or shopping downtown. In Germany's cities, traffic volumes are steadily increasing again - after the Corona restrictions. According to a study, Munich has defended the title of "Germany's congestion capital" in 2022. Only in international comparison, it remains quite fluent: in London and Chicago, according to statistics, drivers spend more than twice as long in traffic jams as in the Bavarian capital itself. Munich is thus virtually the most ideal city in Germany to depict the necessary change in mobility and to enter into dialog about it.

Munich drivers lose a total of 74 hours in traffic jams per year. This was discovered by the company Inrix, which specializes in traffic control with data analysis.

However, the average time, Munich residents lose in heavy traffic is declining. In 2021, the value was still 79 hours per annum, and in 2019 it was even as high as 87 hours.

Compared internationally, German cities continue to be irrelevant. Our number one, Munich, does not rank among the top 30 on a global scale and is also far behind in a European comparison. The congestion capital of Europe is London; here, drivers spend 156 hours a year in traffic jams. Followed by Paris (138), Palermo (121), Dublin (114) and Rome (107).

Topics like traffic management, urban planning and urban mobility are also represented at the IAA Summit, as more and more municipalities worldwide are dealing with the effects of traffic and climate change in major cities.