World’s 10 Most Congested Cities In 2016

World's 10 Most Congested Cities In 2016

As it turns out, Los Angeles is the most congested city on the planet, with drivers spending an average of 104 hours a year in traffic jams, according to a study by transportation analytics firm Inrix. That’s 4 whole days (plus 8 hours) stuck in traffic.

The US is home to half of the top 10 most congested cities in the world and 11 cities in the top 25. Moscow took the second-place, with motorists sitting in traffic jams for 91 hours, followed by New York on 89.

San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota in Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo ranked sixth and London, Atlanta, Paris, and Miami rounded out the top 10.

The study did not rank cities in either China, India, or Japan, but still covered 1,064 cities worldwide across 38 countries.

World’s 10 Most Congested Cities In 2016

  1. Los Angeles, CA (U.S.)
    The average L.A. commuter spent over 104 hours of 2016 in traffic jams.

  2. Moscow (Russia)
    Drivers in the Russian capital spend 91 hours per year in congestion during peak travel periods.

  3. New York, NY (U.S.)
    New Yorkers spend 89 hours of 2016 in traffic jams.

  4. San Francisco, CA (U.S.)
    San Francisco drivers spent an average 83 hours stuck in congested traffic last year.

  5. Bogota (Colombia)
    Bogota drivers spent an average 80 hours a year in traffic jams.

  6. Sao Paulo (Brazil)
    Sao Paulo drivers spent an average of 77 peak drive-time hours fighting slow traffic during 2016.

  7. London (U.K.)
    London drivers spent an average of 73 peak drive-time hours fighting slow traffic during 2016.

  8. Atlanta, GA (U.S.)
    Atlanta drivers spent an average of 71 peak drive-time hours fighting slow traffic during 2016.

  9. Paris (France)
    Paris drivers spent an average of 65 peak drive-time hours fighting slow traffic during 2016.

  10. Miami, FL (U.S.)
    Miami drivers spent an average of 65 peak drive-time hours fighting slow traffic during 2016.
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