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The ten most traffic-congested American cities

The ten most traffic-congested American cities

It is characterized in hundreds of films and series as a place with huge traffic congestion. Angels This city in the United States seems to have the worst traffic. But this is not the case, according to the annual traffic index published by TomTom, a geolocation company.

The rating was calculated by evaluation Time, cost and CO2 emissions per mile traveled It simulates how long it takes to complete a 6-mile city trip in a conventional or electric car.

In fact, Los Angeles is in the top 10, but so is the city that tops the list New York Where drivers can invest – on average – up to 24 minutes and 50 seconds over that distance.

New Yorkers are also the ones who waste the most time in rush hour traffic, averaging an hour to make a typical six-minute trip.

These are the 10 US cities with the worst traffic, according to the TomTom Index.

1. New York
2. Washington, DC, with a time of 21 minutes and 20 seconds in 6 miles.
3. San Francisco, with 20 minutes and 30 seconds at the same distance.
4. Boston, 19 minutes and 10 seconds.
5. Chicago, 17 minutes and 50 seconds.
6. Baltimore, 17 minutes and 40 seconds.
7. Seattle, 15 minutes and 50 seconds.
8. Philadelphia, 15 minutes and 40 seconds.
9. Los Angeles, 15 minutes.
10. Miami, 15 minutes, but faster during peak hours.

Global ranking of city traffic

The global index evaluated traffic in 387 cities in 55 countries, for a 6-mile trip. This is the result:

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1. London (United Kingdom): 37 minutes and 20 seconds.
2. Dublin (Ireland): 29 minutes and 30 seconds.
3. Milan (Italy): 20 minutes and 50 seconds.
4. Lima (Peru): 28 minutes and 30 seconds.
5. Bengaluru (India) 28 minutes and 10 seconds.
6. Pune (India) 27 minutes and 50 seconds.
7. Bucharest (Romania) 27 minutes and 40 seconds.
8. Manila (Philippines) 27 minutes and 20 seconds.
9. Brussels (Belgium): 27 minutes.
10. Taichun (Taiwan): 26 minutes and 50 seconds.

New York appears in the world rankings at 18th place.

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