Which European commuters spend the most time in traffic jams?

Which European commuters spend the most time in traffic jams?
By Alice Cuddy
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Some EU motorists spent three full days stuck in traffic in 2017.


Londoners spent more time in traffic jams in 2017 than motorists in any other EU city, wasting more than three full days to congestion, according to new research.

The report by transport analytics company Inrix found that drivers in London spent an average of 74 hours waiting in traffic last year, an hour more than in 2016.

Overall, Londoners spent 13% of driving time in congestion.

Paris followed with 69 hours lost to congestion, while outside of the EU the Swiss cities of Geneva and Zurich lost 52 and 51 hours respectively.

Inrix calculated the average number of hours a driver would spend in congestion during peak times based on 240 commuting days.

Other EU cities to lose significant amounts of time to traffic included Germany’s Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Stuttgart, the Norwegian capital Oslo, and Ireland’s city of Galway.

Overall, commuters in Los Angeles spent the most time stuck in traffic out of the 1,360 global cities included, at 102 hours, while the Russian capital Moscow came on top overall in Europe, with 91 hours.

According to the report, motorists in Hungary’s Kecskemét, France’s Étrembières, Norway’s Tønsberg, and Spain’s Cáceres and Logroño spent no time at all stuck in traffic jams last year.

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