Traffic

Yandex.Maps lets you view current and average traffic levels for many cities.

To display traffic jams, click Traffic  (to turn this mode off, just click it again).

The traffic jam level is indicated by color:

  • — traffic is moving freely
  • — traffic is moving slower in this area
  • — traffic is jammed up
  • — no movement

To find out how fast traffic is moving on a given part of the road, hold your cursor over it:

If there is no reliable traffic data for a given area, then you will not see a color indicator.

When you turn on this mode, the appearance of the Traffic button changes:

The Settings () button also appears, which launches the “Traffic” panel when you click on it. Here you can see information about the severity of traffic jams (which are measured in points) and the current time.

Traffic congestion in all cities is measured based on a ten-point scale:

  • 1 — Traffic is moving freely
  • 2 — Traffic is moving fairly freely
  • 3 — Areas of congestion
  • 4 — Areas of congestion
  • 5 — Traffic is heavy
  • 6 — Traffic is backed up
  • 7 — There are serious jams
  • 8 — Jams extend for several km
  • 9 — Traffic is at a complete standstill
  • 10 — Faster to walk

In the panel on the map you can see a traffic forecast for the coming hour. Just drag the slider to the appropriate point on the scale between Now — In an hour (the Today / Statistics switch needs to be flipped to Today for this function to work):

You can use Yandex.Maps to find out about road events along your route. Just go to the traffic jam panel and enable the Show traffic alerts option to display road event icons on the map. Click an icon to see a detailed message about a road event:

Icons:
  • — accident
  • — road blocked
  • — other
  • — road work
  • — bridge up
  • — event occurring in future (for example, the bridge will be up).

To get traffic statistics for different days of the week and times of day, toggle the Today / Statistics option to Statistics, click on the appropriate day, and drag the slider to the appropriate time. For example, Wed, 14:00: