China News Network, September 9 (Zhongxin Financial Reporter Ge Cheng) It will soon be the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, and many tourists have begun to pack their luggage and prepare to leave. What are the peak travel times during the holidays? Where is it easy to get stuck in traffic? What should I pay attention to when I go out? Before you go, take a look at this guide.

Infographic: Traffic jams. Photo by Zhang Lang

Attention! These times are peak travel times

The transportation department expects that during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays this year, the cross-regional flow of people will continue to operate at a high level, and the cross-regional personnel flow of the whole society (including commercial passenger traffic, expressway and ordinary national and provincial highway passenger car trips) will reach 20.5 billion person-times, with a daily average of 2 million person-times, an average daily increase of 57.2019% over the same period in 11 and an average daily increase of 5.2022% over the same period in 58.

The transportation department reminded that this year's Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays will be from September 9 to October 29, a total of 10 days, and the national toll roads will continue to exempt small passenger cars with less than 6 seats (including 8 seats), and the free period is from 7:7 on September 9 to 29:0 on October 10.

Due to the high overlap between the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays and the second half of the Hangzhou Asian Games this year, the demand for public tourism, family visits, and viewing of the games is very strong, and it is expected that the number of road trips during the holidays will hit a record high, especially the significant increase in cross-provincial long-distance travel by road, and the proportion of self-driving trips by passenger cars is relatively high.

The transportation department expects that during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays this year, the overall distribution of passenger flow will show the characteristics of "high at both ends and low in the middle", and the concentration of outbound passenger flow is higher than that of return. On the first day of the holiday, the country's highway traffic may break through the record high, and is expected to reach 6600 million vehicles.

For departures, peak hours are expected to be from 9 p.m. to the next morning on September 28 and from 16 a.m. to 9 p.m. on September 29. The peak of travel throughout the holiday will occur around 9 o'clock on September 14, and the road network will be under great pressure.

In terms of return, long-distance and short-distance travel during the holiday are intertwined, and the public's awareness of peak shifting has increased, and the return trip is no longer concentrated at the end of the holiday, which is more scattered, and it is expected that from the fifth to sixth day of the holiday, some areas may have a relatively concentrated return situation.

Infographic: Traffic flow on main roads. Photo by Yang Dayong

Plan early! These places are prone to traffic jams

The transportation department expects that the congestion area will be distributed in multiple points during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays this year. The purpose of public travel is more diverse, the travel distribution is more extensive, and the congestion slow-moving road section is distributed at multiple points, and the degree of congestion is expected to increase.

The transportation department has suggested that local sections such as highways in and out of the city in densely populated cities, expressways in and out of urban airports, highways leading to popular scenic spots, and popular tourist highways in the western region are prone to congestion and slow driving.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Chengdu-Chongqing region have a large road network traffic, which is expected to increase by more than 2022% compared with the same period in 40. Due to the overlapping impact of the Asian Games events and the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, highway congestion in Hangzhou and its surrounding areas will also increase.

There are tips! Holiday travel should do these three things

In this regard, the transportation department reminds the majority of passengers:

1. Plan travel, reasonably choose travel destinations, travel modes and travel times, pay attention to travel dynamic information, free passage policies, and rationally travel at peak times and avoid peaks;

2. Travel in a civilized manner, consciously abide by the order of traffic places, follow the guidance of the station and the accompanying staff, enter and exit the station in an orderly manner, purchase tickets, security checks, wait for trains, and take the train, and jointly create and maintain a good travel environment;

3. Travel safely, consciously choose regular passenger vehicles to travel, actively wear the "life belt" of seat belts during the ride, and self-driving personnel should pay attention to the weather changes in the areas they pass through in real time to ensure that they celebrate the festival and enjoy the journey.

In addition, the transportation department said that combined with forecast analysis, it will strengthen the research and judgment of passenger flow demand, improve the transportation organization plan, strengthen the investment of regional transportation capacity such as passenger transport hubs and key tourist attractions, strengthen the connection between urban and rural passenger lines and railway trains, civil aircraft and waterway passenger routes, and make every effort to meet the holiday travel needs of the broad masses of the people. (End)