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The 10 Most Congested Cities in the World

The 10 Most Congested Cities in the World

The report says 7 percent of driving time was spent in Minneapolis congestion in 2017 - and 41 peak hours spent in traffic jams.

"Congestion costs the US hundreds of billions of dollars, and threatens future economic growth and lowers our quality of life", Dr. These sums reflect direct and indirect costs. You're probably right. But The Rose City is nowhere near the top of the INRIX list of most congested cities.

Not far from Seattle (unless you're trying to drive there during rush hour), INRIX also notes that commuters around Everett, Wash., spent more time stuck in traffic than anyone else, with a congestion rate of 28 percent on highways in and out of the city.

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

Manchester, Birmingham, Luton and Edinburgh rounded out the country's five most gridlocked cities, although none of them came close to London's level of congestion.

Aberdeen remains one of the worst in the United Kingdom for rush hour congestion, according to the study, which shows Edinburgh has the lion's share of the busiest roads in Scotland. US drivers, on average, spent an average of 41 hours in traffic congestion. Drivers here spent 102 hours in congestion, followed by New York City at 91 hours and San Francisco at 79.

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Inrix chief economist Dr Graham Cookson called for innovative approaches to deal with the "astonishing" cost of congestion that took "billions out of the economy".

While the problem is bad here in California, increased congestion is an issue across the country.

He said: "Increased flexible working or road charges have potential, however transport authorities should be looking to exciting developments in data analytics and artificial intelligence which promise to reinvent our approach to traffic management". Out of the cities studied, Oaxaca, Mexico was the slowest city with average congested speeds of 3.6mph (5.9 kph).

"I have to spend almost three hours each day on the way when I drive from my home in Azusa in the eastern part of L.A. area to my office near Los Angeles International airport in the western part of the area", said Jay Zhu, a local commuter.

INRIX said it calculated the results by combining anonymous, real-time global positioning system probe data from 300 million connected cars and devices with real-time traffic flow data and other criteria, such as construction and road closures.


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