Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods a year ago. The cities were ranked by the time the average commuter spent in congestion at the busiest time of the day. That was enough to earn us the dubious title of the 15th most congested city in the nation and 18th most snarled in North America. Moscow came in second place with 91; NY nabbed third place with 89.
The capital has been named the seventh worst city for traffic jams in an analysis of 1,000 across the globe.
Traffic jams are trouble around the world, and TomTom has done a survey to reveal the top 10 cities in the world which have the worst traffic during rush hour, drivespark.com reads. Commuters there are subjected to 94 hours a year lost to congestion.
The index is based on 2016 statistics.
It found that Montrealers had it worse than any other Canadian city when it came to peak hours spent in congestion. INRIX lists it as the fourth-most-congested road in the USA, with the average Expressway driver wasting 72 hours a year in gridlock.
Traffic in San Francisco cost each driver $1,996 and the city more than $2.5 billion in 2016.
The single worst avenue in San Francisco: Route 1. It also offers data on traffic forecasts, time, and travel time polygons. NY came in third in the world followed by San Francisco (4th), Atlanta (8th) and Miami (10th).
When the top 10 most congested cities in the world was examined, Los Angeles ranked the first with over 104 hours spent in congestion.
Experts blame private cars for congesting Bangkok's roads, especially after sales spiked in 2011 following the introduction of tax breaks for firsttime buyers by the government under thenPrime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
A new study by traffic analysts Inrix found only Russian Federation and Turkey have more congested roads in Europe. The US appears to have the most congested cities in the world with five in the top ten while Europe has the most congested countries with six on the list.
The study says it cost you an average of $1,400 previous year to sit in traffic, almost $300 billion for all motorists nationwide.