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Do you live in one of the world’s worst places for gridlock? Here’s how the cities stack up

February 8, 2018 2:47 PM
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Do you live in one of the world’s worst places for gridlock? Here’s how the cities stack up

The city with the world’s worst traffic congestion? Los Angeles holds that dubious distinction, followed by Moscow, New York, Sao Paulo and San Francisco.

That’s according to the Global Traffic Scorecard, which analyzed the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries around the world.

Overall, the United States emerged the most congested country in the developed world, accounting for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion.

As many an Angeleno can attest, the City of Angels was deemed the worst city in the world for gridlock, with drivers spending 102 hours sitting in bumper to bumper traffic in 2017.

Tying for second place, Muscovites and New Yorkers spent an average of 91 hours in traffic, followed by Sao Paulo (86 hours) and San Francisco (79 hours).

The findings were published by connected car and transportation analytics company INRIX.

Meanwhile, at the country level, Thailand emerged the leader with drivers spending an average of 56 hours in peak congestion. Indonesia and Colombia round out the podium, at 51 and 49 hours respectively.

Source: usa.inquirer.net

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