Vehicular traffic in Mexico City returned to pre-pandemic levels, since, according to the TomTom Index, yesterday the saturation of the main mobility routes reached 76 percent at 9:30 in the morning. In 2020 the maximum saturation was 70 percent and in 2021 it only reached 68 percent.
The TomTom Index tracks congestion levels in real time and compares them to those recorded on the same day and time in 2019 and 2021, providing a snapshot of traffic growth or reduction.
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For example, last Thursday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m., road saturation reached a percentage of 83 percent, when that same day in 2019, road congestion was 58 percent.
On Monday, September 19, at 3:00 p.m., road congestion was 75 percent, when in 2019, on the same day and time, it was 49 percent, and in 2021 it was 43 percent; although it should be mentioned that the earthquake three days ago caused many people to return to their homes and, consequently, there was more saturation on the roads.
Last Tuesday, September 20, also at 3:00 p.m., the platform registered 60 percent of road congestion; in 2021 it was 48 percent and in 2019 it was 58 percent.
Yesterday, Andrés Lajous, head of the local Mobility Secretariat, pointed out that, although mobility “has not returned to exactly what it was before the pandemic”, the city has levels of congestion the same as in 2019, mainly during the mornings.