Carpool Lanes will be Introduced before the Year Ends
Before the year ends the city will be introducing carpooling lanes in hopes to ease traffic during rush hours. Traffic police are encouraging residents to carpool during rush hours when a survey resulted that around 80 percent of vehicles are traveling the road without passengers. It is illegal for driver to do carpool if they are trying to get some profit from it. Sharing rides other than during rush hours will raise attention from the traffic officers.
A real time traffic information platform will be created by the city government wherein an electronic map will guide drivers off busy streets and establish a credit system for private vehicles. During the second half of the year several new measures will be adopted which will include creating awareness on signal lights and to optimize traffic on 206 crossings in hoes to improve road traffic. Shenzhen has the highest vehicle density with around 505 vehicles per kilometer of road and Shenzhen is estimated to have 3.2 million vehicles July 20.
The city government started to limit the annual number of new vehicles that are allowed to be registered last December as the number of new cars on the road is expected to be fewer than 100,000 a year. In January to July there were 124,000 newly registered vehicles in Shenzhen showing a decrease 57 percent compared to the same period last year.
Traffic speeds showed improvement with drivers driving with speed of almost 50 kilometers per hour, which is 2.25 percent faster compared to last July. In the past six months the traffic police received 56,000 reports of congestion which is 18 percent lower compared to last year as well.