Thursday, January 26, 2023

According to a study, Miami is among the cities with the worst traffic in the world.

MIAMI. – If you think you’re wasting a lot of time and money in South Florida traffic, you’re right. One study ranks Miami as one of the cities with the worst traffic in the world.

The specialized research company INRIX conducted a global study on traffic on the streets of major cities in the world and Miami is ranked 9th with worst traffic globally and 5th in the United States.

Miami, according to the INRIX study, had the biggest jump in the ranking of cities most affected by traffic, moving from 32nd in 2021 to 9th in 2022. Residents in this area of ​​South Florida will lose 105 hours in traffic in 2022. This number refers to the total hours lost in congestion during peak traffic hours compared to the time spent in less congested conditions to cover the same number of trips.

The average speed in downtown to drop from an average of 19 mph to 15 mph in 2021.

10 cities in the world most affected by traffic:

  1. London UK, 156 hours lost per resident
  2. Chicago IL USA, 155 hour loss
  3. from Paris, 138
  4. Boston MA USA, 134 hours loss
  5. New York City NY USA, 117 hours lost
  6. Bogotá Col, loss of 122 hours
  7. Toronto on Cain, loss of 118 hours
  8. Philadelphia PA USA, 114 hours lost
  9. Miami FL USA, 105 hours loss
  10. Palermo ITA, loss of 121 hours

Spending this number of hours in traffic represents the cost in dollars. According to the study, each person in Miami lost a total of $1,773 in 2022, representing a total cost to the city of $4.5 billion.

Among the national top 25, Miami and Las Vegas experienced the largest increases in traffic delays. Miami saw an increase of 39 hours late (59% more) than the previous year, while drivers in Las Vegas lost 13 more hours in 2022 (46% more) than the previous year.

The 10 most congested cities in the United States:

  1. Chicago IL, 155 hours lost in traffic
  2. Boston MA, 134 hours lost in traffic
  3. New York City NY, 117 hours lost in traffic
  4. Philadelphia PA, 114 hours lost in traffic
  5. Miami FL, 105 hours wasted in traffic
  6. Los Angeles CA, 95 hours lost in traffic
  7. San Francisco CA, 97 hours lost in traffic
  8. Washington DC, 83 hours lost in traffic
  9. Houston TX, 74 hours lost in traffic
  10. Atlanta GA, lost 74 hours in traffic

The nation’s average driver lost 51 hours in traffic congestion, up 15 hours from 36 hours lost in 2021. According to INRIX, the average cost per driver in the US was $869, which suggests that this figure does not include toll increases. prices.

The report suggests that the decline of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 and the return of many workers to workplaces and offices is one of the factors that led to the shift towards more congested cities in the analysed.

INRIX collects millions of anonymous data every day from a diverse set of sources including connected vehicles, mobile devices, navigation units, fleet vehicles, garages and road infrastructure, and publicly available incident information.

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