‘Ottawa’ Ottawa is the Fourth Most Congested Canadian City: Report
Ottawa is the fourth most congested Canadian city, with capital commuters spending 31.5 hours last year stuck in traffic during peak travel periods, according to a new scorecard from global transportation analytics firm Inrix.
We’re behind Montreal at 52 hours, Toronto at 45.6 hours and — by a whisker — St. John’s, at 31.8 hours.
But while we’re cursing the gods of gridlock, spare a thought for Los Angelenos. Denizens of the California city spent an insanity-inducing 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year.
That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89.
In fact, the U.S. had half the cities on Inrix’s list of the top 10 most congested areas in the world and was the most congested developed country on the planet, Inrix found. U.S. drivers averaged 42 hours per year in traffic during peak times, the study found. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo ranked sixth and London, Atlanta, Paris and Miami rounded out the top 10.
The Inrix scorecard says Canada’s top congested big cities pale in comparison, with Montreal in 23rd place and Toronto ranked 38th.
Inrix said it analyzed 1,064 cities worldwide across 38 countries to come up with its rankings. Since Inrix doesn’t gather its own data in either China or Japan, cities in those countries were not ranked.
With files from The Canadian Press