The main cause of serious traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City today is due to too many motorbikes. Latest statistics show that this city has nearly 6 million motorbikes. (accounting for 1/3 of the country’s motorbikes). Saigon Traffic.
Although there are a series of bridges, new roads have been put into operation. But not catching up with the increasing rate of cars and motorbikes causing serious traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City.
At present, there are about 180 cars a day. Then, there are several hundred to thousands of new motorcycles registered. In particular, there are days when people have registered 350 cars. Sometimes even mutating to 600cars/day.
At peak hours, the whole city uses 70% of the total number of motorbikes. Up to 4.2 million motorcycles and 4.91 million people on the road.
Regarding the number of people in Ho Chi Minh City, only a modest figure of 10 million people. According to the general standards, the area for traffic needs 200-240 million m2.
Or from 3.7 to 4.5 times more (including the area of roadbed and sidewalk) compared to the current reality. If subtracting the area of the occupied pavement, the remaining area for transportation is much lower.
Currently, the road is almost the only way to meet the urban transportation needs of Ho Chi Minh City, while the area for traffic has exceeded the level of tolerance compared to the number of vehicles.
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