Research reveals the world’s cities with the longest hours lost to traffic jams per year.
The research carried out by GoShorty studied the TomTom Congestion Index and identified the countries with the highest amount of low emissions zone schemes implemented to determine which of the world’s cities have the busiest roads.
The full research can be found here: https://goshorty.co.uk/blog/worlds-busiest-roads/
Worldwide cities with the longest hours spent in traffic:
Concluding the top three is Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra, with 121 hours lost to traffic jams annually. While the city had a congestion rate of 53% as of the year 2021, it saw no decrease from the year before. In addition, the traffic has decreased by 12% since 2019, marking a positive change in traffic and potentially the emissions in the city Other Indian cities, Bengaluru and New Delhi are also in the global top 10, with 110 hours lots to traffic every year.
Istanbul, the most populated city in Turkey and Europe, is officially the most congested city in the world, with a congestion level of 62%. Residents of the Turkish capital spend around 142 hours in traffic jams – the equivalent of nearly 6 whole days.
One of the largest cities in the world, Bogota, ranked second with a conjunction level of 55%.
Countries with the highest amount of low emission zone schemes: