Published on March 29th, 2016 |2
On list of most traffic-clogged cities, Atlanta ranks 13 out of 20 worst
As expected, the report says two West Coast cities—Los Angeles and San Francisco—top their list of the Top 20 most traffic-clogged cities; but Portland is No. 9 on the list and Atlanta is ranked No. 13.
That is not to say that booming metro areas in the South, including Atlanta, don’t have plenty of traffic misery of their own, but the only southern city with worse traffic woes than Portland, according to this report, is Miami.
Top 20 most traffic-clogged cities, according to TomTom are, from worst to least: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, San Jose, Honolulu, Miami, Washington, Portland, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, San Diego, Tampa, Orlando, Philadelphia, Baton Rouge, Nashville and New Orleans.
The TomTom Traffic Index measures congestion on the road networks of 295 cities around the world. The company says it has built a database with 14 trillion historical travel time measurements that provide detailed and accurate traffic updates for drivers in 50 countries.
Maybe now Atlanta city officials can save some of the taxpayers’ money and not travel off to Portland to study transit and traffic measures in a city more traffic-clogged than Atlanta.