Traffic Volumes ADT 2019

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The traffic load is not evenly distributed across the Berlin road network. It is particularly high along the sections of the urban motorway and on the routes leading to the city centre from the surrounding areas, which mostly serve as federal highways.

Table 7 illustrates the road sections with the highest weekday traffic loads in relation to the total number of motor vehicles and trucks. The section of the A100 motorway between the Messedamm Süd exit and the Kurfürstendamm exit is one of the most heavily travelled roads in Germany, with approx. 196,000 vehicles per 24 hours. With respect to peak truck loads, the distribution is similar across the individual motorway sections. It differs across urban roads, however, as the location of inner-city commercial and industrial areas influences the distribution of truck journeys.

Tab. 7: Route sections with the highest weekday cross-section load (AWT/24h) for motor vehicles and trucks in 2019

Motor vehicles (MV) on federal motorways

  • Road: A 100 Stadtring
    Section: AS Messedamm Süd – AS Kurfürstendamm

    196,000 MV/24h

  • Road: A 111 Zubringer Hamburg
    Section: AS Heckerdamm – AS Flughafen Tegel

    125.800 MV/24h

  • Road: A 113 Zubringer Dresden
    Section: AS Späthstraße – AS Johannisthaler Chaussee

    120,900 MV/24h

  • Road: A 115 Zubringer Magdeburg/Leipzig (AVUS)
    Section: AS Hüttenweg – AD Funkturm

    92,000 MV/24h

  • Road: A 103 Abzweig Zehlendorf
    Section: AS Filandastraße – AS Saarstraße

    70,800 MV/24h

Motor vehicles (MV) on urban roads

  • Road: Seestraße
    Section: AS Beusselstraße – Dohnagestell

    74,400 MV/24h

  • Road: Frankfurter Allee
    Section: Hubertusstraße – Rosenfelder Str.

    72,500 MV/24h

  • Road: Alt-Friedrichsfelde
    Section: Gensinger Str. – Märkische Allee

    68,900 MV/24h

  • Road: Spittelmarkt / Gertraudenstraße
    Section: Kurstraße – Breite Straße

    68,500 MV/24h

  • Road: Alt-Biesdorf
    Section: Märkische Allee – Mozartstraße

    65,500 MV/24h

  • Road: Spittelmarkt
    Section: Kurstraße – Fischerinsel

    64,600 MV/24h

  • Road: Leipziger Str.
    Section: Axel-Springer-Str. – Seydelstraße

    63,900 MV/24h

  • Road: Alexanderstraße (inkl. Tunnel)
    Section: Alexanderstraße – Karl-Marx-Allee

    63,000 MV/24h

  • Road: Landsberger Allee
    Section: Siegfriedstraße – Arendsweg

    62,500 MV/24h

  • Road: Lützowplatz
    Section: Wichmannstraße – Lützowufer

    60,800 Kfz/24h

Trucks on federal motorways

  • Road: A 100 Stadtring
    Section: AS Messedamm Nord – AS Kaiserdamm Süd

    13,250 Trucks/24h

  • Road: A 10 Berliner Ring
    Section: AD Pankow – AD Barnim

    8,400 Trucks/24h

  • Road: A 113 Zubringer Dresden
    Section: AS Späthstraße – AS Johannisthaler Chaussee

    8,090 Trucks/24h

  • Road: A 111 Zubringer Hamburg
    Section: AS Saatwinkler Damm – AS Am Festplatz

    7,800 Trucks/24h

  • Road: A 115 Zubringer Magdeburg/Leipzig (AVUS)
    Section: AD Pankow – AD Funkturm

    6,910 Trucks/24h

  • Road: A 114 Zubringer Prenzlau
    Section: AD Pankow – AS Schönerlinder Str.

    3,210 Trucks/24h

Trucks on urban roads

  • Road: Seestraße
    Section: Beusselstraße – Dohnagestell

    4,420 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Spandauer Damm
    Section: Gotha-Allee – Meiningenallee

    3,730 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Friedenfelser Str.
    Section: Marienfelder Allee – Hildburghauser Str.

    3,350 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Alt-Friedrichsfelde
    Section: Gensinger Str. – Märkische Allee

    3,160 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Alt-Mahlsdorf
    Section: Hultschiner Damm – Theodorstraße

    3,050 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Glienicker Weg
    Section: Adlergestell – Wassermannstraße

    2,770 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Marienfelder Allee
    Section: Ahrensdorfer Str. – Diedersdorfer Weg

    2,680 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Prenzlauer Promenade
    Section: Rothenbachstraße – AS Pasewalker Str.

    2,660 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Alt-Biesdorf
    Section: Braunsdorfstraße – Oberfeldstraße

    2,660 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Mühlendamm
    Section: Fischerinsel – Molkenmarkt

    2,660 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Nonnendammallee
    Section: Daumstraße – Paulsternstraße

    2,610 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Beusselstraße
    Section: Seestraße – Sickingenstraße

    2,570 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Elsenstraße
    Section: Puschkinallee – Martin-Hoffmann-Str.

    2,560 Trucks/24h

  • Road: Michael-Brückner-Straße
    Section: Sterndamm – Schnellerstraße

    2,520 Trucks/24h

Zubringer = Acces road; AS = Exit; AD = Junction: MV = Motor Vehicles

Compared to the last analysis of 2014, the traffic load had decreased slightly across the entire counting network by 2019, although traffic volumes of the heavily travelled roads (> 80,000 vehicles/24h) had increased. While all Federal Motorway routes exhibited a slight increase, the mileage on urban roads decreased by an average of 2.2% compared to 2014 (SenUVK 2021).

Focusing the comparison on load classes with an ADT > 10,000, their share was 27 % of the route length and more than 56 % of the daily mileage in the 2014 analysis, compared to 18 % and 64 % with respect to the 2019 annual count.

Despite an increase in the absolute number of registered cars (57,000 more compared to 2014, cf. Fig. 1), the traffic load (km/day) has thus decreased in the overall counting network. However, the shares are distributed unevenly across the individual load classes.

Although old vehicles with higher emissions are continually being replaced by new cars with lower emissions and the pollutant emissions thus tend to decrease despite an increase in mileage, many other problems caused by traffic, such as tyre abrasion (which is independent of the drive technology), noise pollution and the enormous demand for space of stationary and moving traffic, will remain as a serious impairment to the urban quality of life also in the future (cf. maps 03.11.2 Traffic-Related Air Pollution along Streets 2015 and 2020 and 07.05 Strategic Noise Maps).