Know that overall, Seoul posts a 26.4 km/h average speed: 18.7 km/h downtown (thank you Jung-gu!), 26.6 km/h in the rest of the city, and 59.9 km/h on expressways.
The following maps show averages at the district level, which is much less precise than a map of the main axis. It clearly penalizes tiny "red" Jung-gu: a significant share of its roads are perennial bottlenecks, while the much bigger Gangnam-gu compensates its notorious traffic jams with its vast quiet neighborhoods. At the geographical center of the capital, "Blue" Yongsan proves a rather efficient transportation hub. And if Seongbuk-gu comes as a surprise to you, remember that this district is home to almost half a million Seoulites, and that many Nowonites cross it every day, making circulation even more difficult between the Dongsomun-ro - Bukhansan scissors.
|Average speeds per district / Weekdays on secondary roads|
|Weekdays / Weekend|
If you want to follow in real time the traffic along Seoul's main axis, or watch live webcams along the way, visit SPATIC's website:
|Seoul metropolitan Police Agency Traffic Information Center - spatic.go.kr|
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