Worldwide, Vancouver’s congestion comes in at number 20, making it the most congested city in Canada.
It’s a fact of life: Metro Vancouver’s roads are clogged up, but is it the most congested city in Canada?
A new traffic index suggests Vancouver’s traffic congestion is the worst in Canada, and only second-worst in North America, behind, of course, Los Angeles.
Nick Cohn, with the mapping and navigation company TomTom, says while we do top the list, the good news is congestion didn’t get worse in Metro between 2013 and 2014.
Cohn also says arterial roads aren’t being used enough in the region, ands there are ways to improve your commute…
“Everybody could still benefit in all of the cities, including Vancouver, from looking at real-time information. For example, if you do leave outside the morning or afternoon peak, and you do that every day, you can save a few minutes each direction every day.”
Top Ten Congested Cities in the World
1. Istanbul, Turkey
2. Mexico City, Mexico
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4. Moscow, Russia
5. Salvador, Brazil
6. Recife, Brazil
7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
8. Bucharest, Romania
9. Warsaw, Poland
10. Los Angeles, United States
To see the entire list, and read the full report click here.