Miami one of the world's worst cities for traffic congestion, study finds

Drivers in urban areas spent an average of 5 days in traffic a year ago. Globally, traffic congestion is up by 10 percent year-on-year.

The central Polish city of Łódź is the most congested in Europe, according to the 2017 TomTom Traffic Index. That comes out to about $1,400 per driver.

The average driver spent 21.6 hours sitting in traffic during peak commuting times all of previous year in Las Vegas, ranking 333rd out of 1,064 cities around the globe, according to a report released Monday by Inrix, a transportation analysis company in Kirkland, Washington.

A new worldwide study-the largest of its kind, per the analysts-suggests that Atlanta's famously insufferable congestion might be even worse than we thought, relatively speaking.

When freight carriers lose time and money in traffic, 90% of those costs "get pushed onto households through higher prices for goods and services" Pishue says.

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"We want public officials, transportation officials, drivers and employers to take a look at this to see how it effects the commute", Pishue says.

Only a year earlier, in 2015, Bangkok was the 30th most congested city in the world. When the top 10 most congested cities in the world was examined, Los Angeles ranked the first with over 104 hours spent in congestion.

The total impact to the economy is more than $2 billion. "This "SCOOT" technology has been rolled out at 80% of London's 6,000 traffic lights and is proven to reduce delays at junctions by 13% on average, generating over £100,000 in user benefits at every junction every year", he wrote. "For a lot of people, how much time they spend in traffic is one of the biggest challenges they have in managing their day to day life", said Chris Handley with Inrix. Cities were ranked by the peak hours that the average driver spent in congestion, the busiest part of the day when the most people are affected.

Their worst corridor [.] rings in at 31st on the worst corridors ranking. LAist added: "In America, residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, have it the best - only 3 hours lost to traffic past year".

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