Once one of the world’s worst, traffic congestion drops in Istanbul

Mustafa Sünnetçi, deputy director of Istanbul Municipality’s transportation authority, said there was a 17 percent drop in congestion according to data from sensors installed across the city to measure traffic levels. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Sünnetçi linked the decrease to a series of measures like smart transportation systems and what the government dubbed “megaprojects” in road infrastructure. “These investments in transportation led to a decline in traffic despite the growing population and rising number of motor vehicles,” Sünnetçi said.