Top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion in 2017: Does this surprise you?

Well, this news should come as little surprise… Los Angeles has emerged as the most congested city in the world concerning traffic in 2017, according to analytics firm INRIX. Angelenos spend an average of 102 hours a year in traffic during peak hours.

Moscow (2nd, 91 hours) follows Los Angeles, then New York (3rd, tying for second with Moscow – 91 hours), Sao Paulo (4th, 86 hours), San Francisco (5th, 79 hours), and Bogota (6th, 75 hours).

The United States accounted for 10 of the top 25 cities globally, with congestion costing an economic drain upwards of $305 billion in 2017.

World’s 25 most congested cities in terms of traffic in 2017:

1. Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 102 hours

2. Moscow, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 91 hours

3. New York, United States (tying for second with Moscow in Russia)
Hours spent in congestion: 91 hours

4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hours spent in congestion: 86 hours

5. San Francisco, CA, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 79 hours

6. Bogota, Colombia
Hours spent in congestion: 75 hours

7. London, United Kingdom
Hours spent in congestion: 74 hours

8. Magnitogorsk, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 73 hours

9. Yurga, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 71 hours

10. Atlanta, GA, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 70 hours

11. Aerodromnyy, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 69 hours

12. Paris, France
Hours spent in congestion: 69 hours (tying for 11th with Aerodromnyy in Russia)

13. Caracas, Venezuela
Hours spent in congestion: 67 hours

14. Miami, FL, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 64 hours

15. Kansk, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 64 hours (tying for 14th with Miami in the US)

16. Bangkok, Thailand
Hours spent in congestion: 64 hours (tying for 14th with Miami in the US)

17. Jakarta, Indonesia
Hours spent in congestion: 63 hours

18. Washington, DC, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 63 hours (tying for 17th with Jakarta in Indonesia)

19. Boston, MA, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 60 hours

20. Istanbul, Turkey
Hours spent in congestion: 59 hours

21. Mexico City, Mexico
Hours spent in congestion: 58 hours

22. Chicago, IL, United States
Hours spent in congestion: 57 hours

23. Medellin, Colombia
Hours spent in congestion: 57 hours (tying for 22nd with Chicago in the US)

24. Krasnodar, Russia
Hours spent in congestion: 57 hours (tying for 22nd with Chicago in the US)

25. Belem, Brazil
Hours spent in congestion: 55 hours

Simple and environmentally-sound solution:

The most simple and environmentally-sound solution to this problem would be to create more public transportation and, more importantly, build tall, dense housing near public transit stops.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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