Los AngelesIt’s no big surprise that Los Angeles made it all the way to #1 on our list. It’s notorious for its crazy highway closures and commuter nightmares. All in all, you’ll spend roughly 41% more time in your car during peak hours of travel than at an off hour on the same roads.
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San FranciscoSan Francisco is also notorious for its amazing and abundant parking…we’re joking. The parking situation is arguably worse than the traffic. You’ll spend 36% more time in the car during peak traffic hours.
New York CityIt’s surprising that people even attempt to drive anywhere in NYC anymore, but here’s your proof. It’s the third worst traffic city in the U.S., and all that congestion isn’t just from taxis. You’ll spend 33% more travel time in rush hour.
SeattleWe’re seeing a pattern here. More expensive cities have worse traffic. This makes sense, since the majority of people who work in the city can’t afford, or don’t want, to live in the city. If you’re commuting into Seattle, expect to spend 31% more time in your vehicle in the mornings and afternoons.
MiamiYou can dance the night away, but you’ll be wasting your mornings away sitting in traffic for an extra 28%.
Washington D.C.In you live in or around D.C., you probably enjoy the hustle and bustle, so you don’t mind spending an extra 26% of your time getting home from work.
PortlandCommuters in Portland might be happy to know they can ditch the 26% time surge in peak traffic hours, recycle their car and spend just a little more time in the morning using public transport.
ChicagoAll the hot dogs sans ketchup in the world won’t make Chicago drivers hate their commute any more. They’re tied with Portland for an additional 26% drive time.
HoustonCan’t those scientists at NASA make a personal rocket ship for commuters? Until that day, Houston drivers will spend roughly an additional 25% driving to and from work.
BostonOne of our favorite cities for public transportation also makes the list for the worst traffic at 25% additional driving time. Ditch the car, Boston. Embrace the bus, we promise there are benefits. Any cities we missed? Let us know on our Facebook page.
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