PRIVATE TRAFFIC IN ATHENS
It is needless to say that traffic congestion in the Capital is the rule. In 1961 there were 39,000 cars in Athens while today the number reaches 1,5 million.
This, in combination with the fact that during the past 25 years the percentage of Athenians who prefer the public transportation has decreased from 70% to 35%, creates the picture of a congested metropolis, where consistency is wishful thinking.
It is not the lack of city traffic code that causes the problem. It is a peculiar modern Greek absurdity that the Athenian prefers his car or taxi, even when he knows that by using the public transportation he will avoid parking problems ("this is a non-parking city!"), will save money and most possibly time!
Of course, one could answer that mass transportation vehicles get backed up as well, but when did we all try to use them, at the same time or to use one or two means of public transportation to reach our destination? This is a test that would be good all of us to agree to make.
This is the situation that Attica Metro is trying to change. The Athens Metro quickly won the citizens' trust and it hopes to continue relieving of the Capital from the congestion, the dirt and the ...mandatory delays.
On a final note, regardless of the increasing usage of the bus road lines, the buses – and even more, the trolleys – are unable to fly for sure, when they are caught in zones of heavy traffic.
THE BEST LOCATIONS IN ATHENS
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