Toronto is one of the world’s worst cities for traffic, according to a new report published by a traffic analysis company.
The report, published this month by INRIX, is based on four years of mobility data and anonymized GPS sonar to identify traffic patterns in different cities around the world.
Toronto is ranked seventh in the world and first in Canada in terms of worst traffic.
In 2022, commuters will lose an average of 118 hours on Greater Toronto Area roads and highways due to congestion.
In North America, Toronto ranks third, behind only Chicago and Boston.
According to INRIX, the world’s worst cities in terms of traffic are London, Chicago and Paris respectively.
According to the report, in 2022, the average speed of vehicles in Toronto was 24 kilometers per hour.
In peak traffic hours, the average speed of GTA drivers was 20 kilometers per hour, and at other times the average speed reached 61 kilometers per hour.
Toronto’s 3rd place in 2022 is a significant increase from 22nd in 2021.
Montreal ranked as the second worst city in Canada in terms of traffic, with an average of 72 hours lost in traffic last year, followed by Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary.
According to another report, motorists aren’t the only ones suffering from long commute times in Toronto.
In December 2022, Moovit, a transit app operated by Mobileye, showed that Toronto public transit riders had the fourth longest commute time in North America, averaging 56 minutes.