10 Worst Cities in World for Traffic Congestion

Los Angeles drivers fare the worst
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2017 9:01 AM CST
LA Drivers Waste Crazy Number of Hours in Traffic
Early morning rush hour traffic crawls along the Hollywood Freeway toward downtown Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Los Angeles is a world leader in an unwanted way: traffic congestion. In a study by analytics firm Inrix, the city topped all others in terms of how much time people spend stuck in gridlock traffic, reports USA Today. In LA, it broke down to 104 hours per person in 2016. The world's 10 worst, per the AP:

  1. Los Angeles, 104 hours
  2. Moscow, 91 hours
  3. New York City, 89 hours
  4. San Francisco, 83 hours
  5. Bogota, Colombia, 80 hours
  6. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 77 hours
  7. London, 73 hours
  8. Atlanta, 71 hours
  9. Paris, 65 hours
  10. Miami, 65 hours

Here are the 10 worst in the US, per Inrix:

  1. Los Angeles, 104 hours
  2. New York City, 89 hours
  3. San Francisco, 83 hours
  4. Atlanta, 71 hours
  5. Miami, 65 hours
  6. Washington, DC, 61 hours
  7. Dallas, 59 hours
  8. Boston, 58 hours
  9. Chicago, 57 hours
  10. Seattle, 55 hours
You can dig into the full rankings here. (More traffic stories.)

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