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Cairo Traffic Congestion Study : Executive Note

ACCIDENTS AIR AIR POLLUTION AIR QUALITY AVERAGE SPEEDS AVERAGE TRAVEL TIME BOTTLENECKS BRIDGE BRIDGES BUS BUS FARES BUSES CAR CARBON DIOXIDE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS CARS CAUSES OF CONGESTION CLIMATE CHANGE CONGESTION CONGESTION COST CONGESTION COSTS CONGESTION REDUCTION COST EFFECTIVENESS COST OF ACCIDENTS COST OF CONGESTION COSTS OF CONGESTION COSTS OF TRANSPORT DEMAND MANAGEMENT DIESEL EMISSIONS FATALITIES FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUEL FUEL CONSUMPTION FUEL SUBSIDIES FUELS GASOLINE HIGH RIDERSHIP HIGHWAY HIGHWAY WIDENING HOUSING HOUSING DEMAND IMPACT OF CONGESTION INJURIES INTERSECTIONS KILOMETERS PER HOUR LARGE CITIES LOCAL STREETS MAJOR ROUTES MASS TRANSIT MASS TRANSIT INVESTMENTS METRO NETWORK METRO RIDERSHIP MINI-BUS MINIBUS MINIBUSES MINISTRIES OF FINANCE MINIVANS MODAL SHIFT MODAL SPLIT MODE OF TRANSPORT MOTORIZED TRANSPORT PARKING STRUCTURES PASSENGER PASSENGER CARS PEAK HOURS PEAK PERIODS PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIAN ACCESS PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS PRIVATE OPERATORS PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRICES RAPID TRANSIT RING ROAD ROAD ACCIDENTS ROAD NETWORK ROAD SAFETY ROAD SPACE ROAD SURFACE ROADS ROLLING STOCK ROUTES SAFETY SAVINGS SIDEWALKS SPEED SPEED BUMPS STREET PARKING STREET PARKING CHARGES STREETS SUBSIDIARY SURFACE STREETS TAXIS TIRES TOLLS TRAFFIC TRAFFIC CONGESTION TRAFFIC DEMAND TRAFFIC FLOW TRAFFIC LAWS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TRAFFIC SIGNALS TRAFFIC SITUATION TRAFFIC SURVEYS TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRAM TRAMS TRANSIT TRANSIT INVESTMENTS TRANSIT OPERATIONS TRANSIT SYSTEMS TRANSPORT TRANSPORT MODES TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION AGENCY TRAVEL TIMES TRAVELER INFORMATION TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEMS TRAVELERS TRIP TRIPS TRUST FUND URBAN MOBILITY URBAN MOBILITY REPORT URBAN ROADS VEHICLE VEHICLE OPERATING VEHICLE OPERATING COST VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS VEHICLES
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Egypt, Arab Republic of
2014-06-24T21:47:26Z | 2014-06-24T21:47:26Z | 2014-05

The Greater Cairo Metropolitan Area (GCMA), with more than 19 million inhabitants, is host to more than one-fifth of Egypt's population. The GCMA is also an important contributor to the Egyptian economy in terms of GDP and jobs. The population of the GCMA is expected to further increase to 24 million by 2027, and correspondingly its importance to the economy will also increase. Traffic congestion is a serious problem in the GCMA with large and adverse effects on both the quality of life and the economy. In addition to the time wasted standing still in traffic, time that could be put to more productive uses, congestion results in unnecessary fuel consumption, causes additional wear and tear on vehicles, increases harmful emissions lowering air quality, increases the costs of transport for business, and makes the GCMA an unattractive location for businesses and industry. These adverse effects have very real and large monetary and nonmonetary costs not only for the economy of the GCMA, but given its size, for the economy of Egypt as well. As the population of the GCMA continues to increase, traffic congestion is becoming worse and the need to address this congestion is becoming more urgent. This report documents the results of the study. The results of this study should be of interest to policy-makers and practitioners in the GCMA, the Egyptian Government, other cities facing similar problems, and international financial institutions.

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