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‘There are no up-to-date statistics’

«One of the reasons that the transport plan for the Olympic Games was a complete success,» ATHOC transport chief Fani Koutroumba told Kathimerini, «was the well-organized system of signs on the major roads in the city, which gave the Olympic ring absolute priority, combined with banning left-hand turns. But in the planning it was absolutely clear who we wanted to serve. «Now the state is starting up a dialogue without having established priorities. We don’t have a clear picture of real demand. There are no up-to-date statistics on how much traffic roads are carrying. Nor do we know the public’s range of destinations. «And yet a comprehensive plan must reinstate the credibility of public transport and, at the same time, in open communication with the public, inform them about travel times on main routes so that they can choose.»