Jump to content

Top 10 List with the Most Congested Cities and Freeways in North America


NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

Recommended Posts

Top 10 List with the Most Congested Cities and Freeways in North America

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010

P1000604.JPG

With the holiday season upon us, North American cities are bound to experience increased traffic, as most residents will increase the use of their car during the merriest time of the year. Navteq, a Chicago-based provider of electronic maps, traffic and location data company has issued a Top 10 list with the most congested cities and freeways in North America.

Not surprisingly, New York takes the top spot in both lists, having the worst traffic inside the city and the slowest freeways in terms of average rush hour speed. So, be sure to avoid the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the New York – Washington BRG EB 3 and New York – Washington BRG WB 7 freeways.

Other overly congested freeways are to be found in Montreal, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Washington D.C. took second place for its choked inner city traffic, probably due to all those commuting lobbyists, followed by San Francisco. Los Angeles placed in the middle of the pack, while Houston comes in last. Before some start pointing guns fingers at me, Texans should be aware that being last in this list is actually a good thing.

US Cities with the Worst Rush Hours


1. New York


2. Washington D.C.


3. San Francisco


4. Seattle


5. Los Angeles 


6. Philadelphia


7. Chicago 


8. Dallas-Ft.Worth 


9. Atlanta 


10. Houston

Freeways with the Slowest Typical Rush Hour 


1. New York City – Brooklyn Battery TUNL NB


2. New York City – Washington BRG EB


3. Montreal – AUT-15EB

4. Philadelphia – US-202 SB


5. Montreal – RTE-138 WB


6. New York City – Washington BRG WB


7. Los Angeles – 1-10EB


8. Boston – US-1 NB


9. Dallas – TX-366 EB


10. Toronto – Don Valley PKWY NB

LINK:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-10-most-congested-north-american.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Freeways with the Slowest Typical Rush Hour 


1. New York City – Brooklyn Battery TUNL NB


2. New York City – Washington BRG EB


6. New York City – Washington BRG WB


Of all the crossings in NYC, these would not have been the two I'd suspect would be the slowest. Especially how much of a cluster the Holland and Lincoln tunnels are. In fact, I've used the BBT NB (toll) as a "shortcut" over the free Brooklyn Bridge or Manhattan Bridge.

4. Philadelphia – US-202 SB


202 doesn't even enter Philadelphia county, IIRC. I'm surprised this would eclipse the I76.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...