Worst gridlock in Canada
A new study is out suggesting Vancouver is the worst city in Canada for gridlock.
TomTom — a Dutch-based company which specializes in navigation and mapping products — issued its fourth annual traffic index today.
It says in Vancouver, the average person experiences 87 hours of delay time a year, based on a 30 minute daily commute.
TomTom also says traffic shortcuts drivers take to avoid congestion are actually ”long cuts”, adding 50 per cent more travel time to journeys.
The study also suggests gridlock on secondary roads is worse than main roads, and commuters around the world spend an average of eight working days a year stuck in traffic.
After Vancouver, says TomTom, the most congested cities in Canada are Toronto, then Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Quebec City and Edmonton.
Moscow tops the international list, followed by Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Palermo, Warsaw, Rome, Los Angeles and Dublin.
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