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New York's Cross Bronx Expressway Drivers Waste 5 Days Per Year

  • Los Angeles tops the list as the world’s most gridlocked city
  • Globally, U.S. cities occupy half of the most congested cities

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, which ranks the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries, found that Los Angeles topped the list as the world’s most gridlocked city for the sixth year in a row in 2017.

Overall, cities in the U.S occupied 40 percent of the world’s 25 most congested cities. The worst corridor in the U.S was New York’s Cross Bronx Expressway, where the average driver wasted almost 5 days (118 hours) in 2017 in traffic. U.S. drivers, on average, spent an average of 41 hours in traffic congestion. In Los Angeles, drivers spent an average of 102 hours in traffic jams last year, costing drivers $2,828 each in direct and indirect costs.

U.S. 10 Most Congested Areas

RankAreaHours in Congestion% of Drive Time in CongestionTotal Cost per Driver
(2017)
1Los Angeles, CA10212%$2,828
2New York, NY9113%$2,982
3San Francisco, CA7912%$2,250
4Atlanta, GA7010%$2,212
5Miami, FL649%$2,072
6Washington, DC6311%$2,060
7Boston, MA6014%$2,086
8Chicago, IL5710%$1,994
9Seattle, WA5512%$1,853
10Dallas, TX546%$1,674

Globally, U.S. cities occupy half of the most congested cities.

RankAreaHours in Congestion% of Drive Time in Congestion
1Los Angeles, U.S.10212%
2Moscow, RU9126%
2New York, U.S.9113%
4Sao Paulo, BZ8622%
5San Francisco, U.S.7912%
6Bogota, CO7530%
7London, UK7413%
8Atlanta, GA7010%
9Paris, FR6913%
10Miami, FL649%

INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard analyzes and ranks the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries worldwide. Data from 300 million different sources covering over 5 million miles of road was used in the study.

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