12.06.2020

Back to normal: New interactive map of Italy shows the development of traffic after Covid-19 lockdown

82 % of the pre-Corona traffic has recovered

Rome, 6/12/2020. Empty streets, hardly any congestion – the coronavirus lockdown of the last weeks had an obvious impact on traffic. But how did the mobility behavior change with the loosening of the restrictions? Is traffic already on the way back to normal? A new nation-wide interactive map of Italy shows how traffic volume is changing again. It was realized by the software company PTV Group based on mobility insights by Teralytics. This can give important clues and back-up decisions for the mobility of the future.


The interactive map of Italy - available online mappa-mobilita.ptvgroup.io
 - clearly shows decision-makers and interested citizens the traffic development on the Italian road network. Users can compare the pre-Corona-traffic (from 18th of February), with the traffic volume in the lockdown phase (18th of March) as well as with the current traffic situation (9th of June).

The average traffic load during the Covid-19 lockdown was 70 % below “normal” traffic in mid-March. The biggest cities in the North of Italy were even down to 10% compared to the traffic before the crisis started.

However, the evaluation shows that traffic has now again largely increased: 82 % of the pre-Corona traffic has already recovered. In most rural areas and on most interurban roads, it is almost as high as it was before the lockdown. Only the roads near the borders are partly less frequented.

What is striking is that the centers of large cities such as Rome, Venice, and Milan, are still not very busy. There, the traffic volume is still around 50% or less which could have something to do with the fact that many people still work remotely or use their bicycle more often.

The visualization is a joint project of PTV Group and Teralytics. The Swiss company analyses aggregated and anonymized mobile signal data worldwide providing mobility insights to transportation planners and providers. The experts of PTV further process these flows of movements and visualize traffic on digital maps.

More than 2,500 cities already deploy PTV products. The software company is experi-enced in the processing of huge data amounts and combines information from different data sources, like mobile phone data from Teralytics, with intelligent algorithms. This allows the analysis of different modes of transport, from cars and trucks to public transport.

“Data-driven mobility visualizations are a strong tool in decision-making processes for future mobility and infrastructure measures. Authorities and traffic planners not only receive detailed and meaningful figures on traffic volumes and the impact on the road network. Our tools also help to test and evaluate different traffic-related issues in advance and thus plan ahead,” explains Frédéric Reutenauer, PTV Regional Managing Director for Southern Europe.


PTV. The Mind of Movement.

PTV Group suit une approche holistique qui intègre tous les aspects du trafic, du transport et de la logistique pour créer et promouvoir une mobilité durable. Reconnu comme un leader international sur son marché, PTV développe des solutions logicielles intelligentes pour le transport et la logistique, la planification et la gestion de la circulation. Ainsi les villes, les entreprises et les personnes génèrent des économies de temps et d’argent, renforcent la sécurité routière et réduisent leur impact sur l’environnement. Basé sur son expertise unique dans tous les domaines de la mobilité, PTV garantie que les personnes et les marchandises arrivent à destination en toute sécurité et à l’heure.

Plus de 2500 villes utilisent les produits PTV. Les itinéraires et les tournées de plus d’un million de véhicules sont planifiés avec nos logiciels. Le modèle de transport européen, qui couvre tous les déplacements de passagers et de marchandises en Europe, a été développé avec la technologie PTV. Nous avons plus de 900 collègues dans le monde impliqués dans la conception de haute performance de nos produits. Le siège de PTV, situé en plein cœur du bassin technologique de Karlsruhe, accueille notre centre de développement et d'innovation. De là, PTV planifie et optimise tous les déplacements des Hommes et des marchandises dans le monde – telle est l’idée conductrice qui accompagne le groupe depuis sa fondation en 1979.

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The interactive digital map of Italy shows the development of traffic after Covid-19 lockdown.

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