Montreal is Canada's most congested city; LA leads the world

Drivers in the UK spend an average of 32 hours a year stuck in trafficPETER MACDIARMID  GETTY IMAGES
Drivers in the UK spend an average of 32 hours a year stuck in trafficPETER MACDIARMID GETTY IMAGES
Author

24 February, 2017

The study did not rank cities in either Japan or China, as Inrix does not gather its own data there, but still covered 1,064 cities worldwide across 38 countries. Motorists on average wasted over eighty hours stuck in traffic at peak times in both cities.

Miami ranked 11th, Washington, D.C., was 15th, Dallas was 16th, Boston was ranked at No. 18 and Chicago at No. 19. Denizens of the California city spent a crazy-making 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods previous year. At the top of the list is that beacon of automotive paradise, Los Angeles. After Mexico City they were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and NY. It's much higher than the next entries on the list, which are: Colombia and Indonesia (47 hours spent in traffic), Russian Federation and the US (42 hours spent in traffic), Venezuela (39 hours spent in traffic), South Africa (38 hours spent in traffic), Brazil (37 hours spent in traffic), Puerto Rico (37 hours spent in traffic) and Turkey (34 hours spent in traffic).

"A stable USA economy, continued urbanization of major cities, and factors such as employment growth and low gas prices have all contributed to increased traffic in 2016".

We estimate the percentage of time that drivers would spend in congestion in each city at different parts of the day and week, and on different parts of the road network.

Even if the growing popularity of ride share services like Uber reverses the nation's decades-long decline in vehicle pooling, the increasing amount of freight on the nation's roadways will still stoke gridlock.

It's not likely to get better anytime soon, wrote Bob Pishue, senior economist at Inrix. "So even if people reduce their driving a little bit, freight is still increasing".

South African court rules against ICC withdrawal
South Africa was a founding member of the ICC, which prosecutes perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He said the government would decide on how to proceed, including a possible appeal, after reading the full judgment.

United Kingdom economy grew less quickly than first estimated in 2016
Hope for growth to continue at a reasonable pace rests on the shoulders of manufacturing, let's hope they are broad enough. This was the result of statisticians downgrading growth during earlier periods of a year ago .

Renault RS17 F1 Launch: 'Arms race' will stunt small teams - Abiteboul
Also confident was Abiteboul, who said at the launch that Renault's target for the year was to finish in the points at every race. Newer partners include BP Lubricants, who are bringing Castrol to Enstone.

The national average for sitting in traffic cost the average commuter $1,400 and almost $300 billion combined for all drivers in the United States, the study said. New York's I-95 East ranked third. That equated to $1,861 in direct and indirect costs, such as burned gasoline.

And the time spent going nowhere costs the economy an estimated £30billion a year.

Johannesburg has also surpassed Cape Town's traffic congestion rating on the Index, ranking 70th globally with Cape Town positioned in 48th place. Los Angeles voters approved Measure M in November, a sweeping $120 billion plan aimed at updating transit infrastructure ranging from bike lanes to highways.

The single worst avenue in San Francisco: Route 1.

"Those kinds of unique city challenges rely on big data, technology, (and) connectivity, " Pishue says.


More news


  • Kerala cops moral police couple, get recorded on Facebook Live

    Kerala cops moral police couple, get recorded on Facebook Live

    Behera said that self-restrain is generally imposed on PDA in 'view of the culture and tradition of the country'. But instead of responding, the police forced them to pay a fine for indulging in "vulgarity" in a public place.
    March's Games with Gold lineup includes Borderlands 2 and more

    March's Games with Gold lineup includes Borderlands 2 and more

    In March, Xbox owners that subscribe to Xbox LIVE Gold, Microsoft's online service, will be able to download these games for free. Xbox delivers a batch of intense games in March and Borderlands 2 is always worth playing.
    IOS 10.3 beta 3 now available for iPhone and iPad

    IOS 10.3 beta 3 now available for iPhone and iPad

    It is optimized for flash and SSD storage and offers strong encryption tools to protect files. As a result, we'll let you know whether there are new features or updates hidden somewhere.
  • You've Not Seen Real Marcus Rashford Yet Insists Former Manchester United Star

    You've Not Seen Real Marcus Rashford Yet Insists Former Manchester United Star

    If I lose, I lose because the opponent was better or because we didn't play well. Antonio Conte's side subjected Mourinho to his heaviest Premier League defeat.
    SIPRI: Arms imports rise in Asia, Middle East

    SIPRI: Arms imports rise in Asia, Middle East

    Arms imports by countries in the Middle East increased by 86% in the past five years, compared to the five years prior to 2011. India's overall arms imports account for a grand 13% of all arms sales between 2012-16.
    Spain's Princess Cristina cleared of corruption charges

    Spain's Princess Cristina cleared of corruption charges

    Urdangarin ran Noos Institute with a partner, Diego Torres, who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in jail in Friday's ruling. Since the scandal erupted, the pair have been excluded from all of the family's official public appearances.
  • Burger King and Tim Hortons owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8 bln

    Burger King and Tim Hortons owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8 bln

    Restaurant Brands International Inc will acquire Popeyes in a $1.8 million cash deal, according to a press release . SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Maintains the company's stock to Neutral on 5/27/16 by setting a price target of $58.
    Steve Irwin's son Robert makes late-night television debut on Jimmy Fallon

    Steve Irwin's son Robert makes late-night television debut on Jimmy Fallon

    Ten years after Steve Irwin was killed, his son Robert has made his solo television debut, and proved a hit with U.S. audiences. Screengrab show Jimmy Fallon with a sloth during an interview with Robert Irwin on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

    Pliskova Defeats Wozniacki for Doha Crown

    Altogether, Wozniacki spent more than three hours on court on Friday evening, while Pliskova played for just under three hours. Wozniacki went into the match with a 3-0 record against Pliskova, who will remain No. 3 in the world rankings.
  • Here's your first look at gameplay and the new Warden class

    Here's your first look at gameplay and the new Warden class

    Take a look at the first look of Morrowind gameplay, including a sneak peek at the new player class, the Warden. The video provides a first look at what the island of Vvardenfell looks like in the MMO.
    Logan Has A Post-Credits Scene

    Logan Has A Post-Credits Scene

    This is supposed to be Jackman's last ride, so I doubt we'd see something as insane as Logan's fist bursting forth from his grave. Fans who got to watch the early screening revealed that while the ending was deeply moving, poignant and tragic, it felt final .

    Justin Bieber Allegedly Headbutted Some Dude at a Pre-Grammys Bash

    However, the employee did not abide by it and a few minutes later, Justin pounced on the man and exited the Italian establishment. Justin Bieber went from amusing to fuming in a hot second Saturday morning.so says the guy who claims he got clocked.