Traffic Index Names 10 Worst Jams in North America

VANCOUVER — Vancouver is not only the most congested city in Canada; it’s the second worst on the continent, behind only the infamous City of Angels .  

What’s more, Toronto and Montreal also make the list of the 10 worst cities for congestion, as compiled by TomTom, the Dutch GPS company.

TomTom has been comparing urban traffic patterns since 2007 and annually releases a list of the worst.

It’s called the TomTom Congestion Index.

To nobody’s surprise, Los Angeles is the most congested on the continent.  

According to TomTom’s measure, “on average, journey times in Los Angeles are 33 percent longer than when traffic in the city is flowing freely and 77 percent longer during evening rush hour.”

And the runners (rather walkers) up are:

3. Honolulu (30%)

4. San Francisco (29%)

5. Seattle (26%)

6. Toronto (25%)

7. San Jose (25%)

8. Washington (25%)

9. New Orleans (25%)

10. Montreal (25%)

You can download a copy of the report at  www.tomtom.com/congestionindex

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