Azerbaijan, Baku, August 2 / Trend, H. Valiyev /
The Information Analytic Environment Agency (ECORES) has prepared a proposal for eliminating traffic congestion on motorways, ECORES head Samir Isayev said at a press conference on Friday.
According to Isayev, the proposals will be submitted to Azerbaijan's Ministry of Transportation soon.
"Unfortunately, the availability of parking does not affect the elimination of traffic congestion on Baku roads. One of the main reasons behind congestion is drivers. For example, over 100 cars are parked near the main roads even if there are about 200 empty places in the car parks," Isayev said.
According to the expert, lack of sufficient driving skills in bus drivers, who stop their vehicles in forbidden zones to let off passengers, as well as a lack of taxi lanes are major problems.
"According to our research, today about 70 percent of emissions into the atmosphere are produced by motor transport. Some 70 percent of all vehicles today are concentrated in the capital, this has a negative impact on the capital's environmental conditions," Isayev said.
Isayev said that one of the solutions to current situation is the construction of 'intercepting' car parks at the entrances of the capital, this is practiced in a number of countries.
Currently, there are three main entrances to the capital. The first - from the direction of Koroglu metro station, the second - from the direction of Baku International Bus Terminal, and the third from the direction of Lokbatan. Isayev believes that these places could be better suited for 'intercepting' car parks.