These Cities Have the Worst Traffic Jams in America

Katie Sweeney

One of the things I absolutely love about L.A. is that the stereotypes are basically true. It’s always beautifully sunny, there’s always some random celebrity sighting, and there’s always horrible traffic. That’s why the news that Los Angeles has been named the worst city in America for traffic is somewhat unsurprising. Business Insider recently shared a Goldman Sachs chart that illustrates which cities experience the most congestion in the U.S. The research is “based on TomTom's traffic index, which measures the increase in driving times relative to the driving time if the roads were clear.” In L.A., the drive times take 39% longer than if the roads were traffic free. The second-most trafficked city is San Francisco, with drive times taking 34% longer. What other places made the list? Here are the top 10 spots for the worst traffic in America.

  1. Los Angeles
  2. San Francisco
  3. Honolulu
  4. New York
  5. Seattle
  6. San Jose, California
  7. Miami
  8. Chicago
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Portland, Oregon

One way to combat traffic is to not drive. Why not ride around on a stylish beach cruiser bike instead?

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