NYC is third most traffic congested city in the world. It gets worse, 5 US cities appear in the Top 10 according to a new report by Global Traffic Scorecard report.
If you’re anything like us, when you think about New York, you think about foot traffic. There’s a good reason for that, unless you’re a fan of endlessly scrolling on your cell-phone while stuck in gridlock traffic, you hoof-it onto the subway like the rest of us.
In the Traffic Scorecard report by, traffic analytics firm, INRIX, Los Angeles is shown to be the most congested city in the world, but the difference between LA and NYC is negligible. The Cross Bronx Expressway in New York is the country’s worst traffic corridor, with the average driver wasting 86 hours per year there. In 2016 is it believed congestion cost NYC’s motorists $2,533 (per driver) in wasted fuel.
INRIX used anonymous and real-time GPS data in 1,064 cities (38 countries) to collect it’s findings. The estimate that congestion cost American drivers an average of $1,400 per driver (almost $300 Billion in total) in 2016.
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