Saturday, 24 February, 2018

This City Has the Worst Traffic Congestion in the US

Drivers wasted an average of 31 hours stuck in rush-hour traffic last year at a cost of £1,168 each according to analysis of traffic levels in 111 towns and cities LA “world's most gridlocked city” – research
Elsie Buchanan | 07 February, 2018, 01:27

According to the INRIX Global Congestion Ranking, which studied 1,360 cities around the world, San Francisco had the 5 worst traffic congestion in the world and the 3 worst congestion in the US past year.

Between the direct impact of drivers wasting fuel and indirectly through increased business costs that are passed down to households via higher prices, congestion woes in 2017 cost USA drivers almost $305 billion, an average of $1,445 per driver, according to the study. The city's placement beat Moscow and New York City, which followed in second and third place in the study.

It's standard knowledge that Los Angeles traffic is the worst, but what about Minneapolis?

She said: "To reduce congestion we need to get more people to choose pubic transport as the better option - for themselves, for the city and for those who need to move quickly and easily on our roads". Dallas drivers spent about 54 peaks hours in congestion past year, by INRIX's count.

Jakarta is now ranked as the 3rd most congested city in the world by TomTom.

On top of that, Dallas saw a 9 percent reduction in peak hours spent in traffic from 2016 to 2017, INRIX says.

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Los Angeles, USA, took the crown as the world's most congested city with a 102-hour average.

In the top 25 list of worst offenders, 10 USA cities made the list, including the No. 1 spot awarded to Los Angeles. These sums reflect direct and indirect costs.

INRIX found the most congested corridor in the Bay Area is eastbound Highway 24 during the afternoon commute, where drivers wasted 39 hours previous year sitting in gridlock.

Manchester came behind London, albeit its average of 39 hours was nearly half of that recorded in the capital.

While the United States may have a lot of cities in the top 25, it's only the fifth-most congested country in the world. The usual response is to call for more road building and whilst that and junction improvements can help in some cases, the evidence suggests that traffic typically expands to fill the space available.

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