Do you think you know everything about the M-30? We will show you the latest traffic statistics on the M-30. The M-30 is an urban ring road with a total length of 32,300 metres.
This year until the 30th September more than 340 million vehicles drove on the M-30. In May more than 42 million vehicles drove on it, being the month with the most vehicles. This is because the Day of the Community of Madrid is celebrated in May and the festival San Isidro. As has happened in recent years, August is the month with least traffic in Madrid as people travel to the coast for their summer holidays.
The greatest decrease in accumulated traffic compared to the previous year was in March with -4.9%.
Fridays and days before public holidays are the days with the most traffic. Which means that the average speeds are lower, and the average time travelled on the road is greater compared to other days.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are days with less vehicles during the day. And as the traffic flows more smoothly, the average traffic speed both on the road and in tunnel is greater on other days. Also, during these days vehicles travel a greater average distance.
In the M-30, there is a total of 367 traffic measurement points, of which 127 are in a tunnel. Depending on the density of the measurement points on the road, it can take more or less time to learn about unusual situations and to be able to act accordingly. This would mean having a look at the closest camera, if it is available, and alerting the nearest intervention team.
Ultimately, the aim is to be aware of an incident as quickly as possible in order to be able to improve the service in response times. In 2010, Emesa developed the app SETTRE (Traffic Assessment System in Real Time). By analysing traffic behaviour patterns with the current situation, it is able to inform in real time of unexpected traffic jams, foreseeably due to some kind of incident. As well as this system, the Control Centre has an automatic incident detection system (DAI).
In this month 917 incidents have been addressed on the road and 360 in tunnel. Meaning a total of 1,277 across the whole infrastructure.
The average number of incidents in the month of September 2018 was 42 incidents/day. And an average resolution time on the road of 26.62 minutes and 16.1 minutes in tunnel was recorded.