Los Angeles world’s most congested city in 2017
Los Angeles (California) was the world’s most with traffic congested city in the world in 2017, followed equally by Moscow and New York. Brussels comes at the 101st place, before Antwerp at 105. The ranking is published yearly by Inrix, global specialist in connected car services and transportation analytics.
1.445 dollar in time lost
Inrix examined data from 38 countries and 1.360 cities for what it calls ‘the largest study ever done on the subject’. It calculated the cost for an American driver at 1.445 dollar per year in time lost, totaling 300 billion dollar for a country with 211 million cars.
102 hours in traffic jams
Last year the citizens of Los Angeles have spent an average of 102 hours stuck in traffic jams in rush hours, while those from Moscow and New York only lost 91 hours. Next in line are São Paulo (Brazil) with 86 hours, San Fransisco (US) with 79, Bogotá (Colombia) with 75 hours and London (UK) with 74.
Brussels: 39 hours
Paris (France) gets the ninth place with 69 hours in traffic jams while Brussels (Belgium) comes in on the 101st spot with an average of 39 hours. In Antwerp you lost an average of 28 hours in 2017, while Liège counts for 17 hours.
In the country-rankings Thailand leads the pack with in its wake Indonesia, Colombia and Venezuela. Russia gets the sixth place before the United States and Brazil.