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Daily and weekly congestion level

  • Average congestion
Average congestion levels for each day and each week in 2021.
Daily and weekly congestion levels are weighted averages derived from hourly data. Each week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Full-year historical traffic data

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  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

World rank
2020

Congestion level 2020

How congested was Riyadh?

22%
2%p
8% less traffic than in 2019
decrease since 2019

Days with low traffic

Which days in 2020 were at least 50% less congested than their corresponding day in 2019?

46days with low traffic in 2020

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day with low traffic
COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 severe restrictions

worst day

What day had the most traffic in 2020?

February
27
Thursday
41%
The highest average daily congestion

Congestion levels month by month

How was the average congestion level changing in 2020?

29%12%
February
The most congested
month in 2020
May
The least congested
month in 2020

Working day travel patterns by month

How did the travel patterns look like during working days in 2020 and 2019?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
How to read these charts?
2019
2020
Average congestion level
high
low
Hour (24h)
12 AM
11 PM

Weekday rush hour

How congested was Riyadh during rush hour?

Morning rush
26%
12%p
32% less traffic than in 2019
decrease since 2019
Evening rush
40%
3%p
7% less traffic than in 2019
decrease since 2019

Rush hour 2020 vs 2019

How congested was Riyadh during rush hour throughout 2020 in comparison to 2019?

AM rush
PM rush

Time lost in rush hour - per trip

How much extra time was spent driving in rush hour?

+8 min
per 30 min trip
in the morning
+12 min
per 30 min trip
in the evening

Time lost in rush hour - per year

How much extra time was spent driving in rush hours over the year?

78 hours = 3 days, 6 hours

16 hours less than last year