And America’s Most Gridlocked Cities Are…

...not to give anything away, but drivers in California cities should invest in comfy seats

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Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

Traffic is backed up at Los Angeles International Airport November 22, 2013.

The most gridlocked U.S. cities of 2013 have been revealed, and it doesn’t look good for California.

With three cities in the annual Traffic Scorecard top 10 list by traffic information and driver services provider INRIX, California is home to the most gridlock. Long a bastion of traffic, Los Angeles tops the list, with commuters averaging 64 hours wasted in traffic per year. Honolulu and San Francisco follow close behind.

On average, drivers in the ten most traffic-jammed cities spent 47 hours — more than a typical working week — behind the wheels each year. However, that isn’t necessarily terrible news. Increased traffic could also signal growth in employment, as in the case of Austin, Texas, San José, Calif., Seattle, Wash., and Boston, Mass.

Top 10 most gridlocked cities in the U.S. 2013:

  1. Los Angeles, Calif. Commuters spent an average 64 hours in traffic.
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii. 60 hours.
  3. San Francisco, Calif. 56 hours.
  4. Austin, Texas. 41 hours.
  5. New York, N.Y. 53 hours.
  6. Bridgeport, Conn. 42 hours.
  7. San José, Calif. 37 hours.
  8. Seattle, Wash. 37 hours.
  9. Boston, Mass. 38 hours.
  10. Washington, D.C. 40 hours.

[Forbes]


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