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TomTom Data Shows Just How Long You Sit Stuck in Traffic

TomTom data tracks traffic tie-ups

  • Canada’s worst city is Toronto again for 2022

  • See how your city ranks for bad traffic

Wondering just how long you spend sitting in traffic every year? TomTom is here to tell you just how painful that commute really is with its 2022 Traffic Index.

The 2022 TomTom Traffic Index covers 389 cities in 56 countries and measures them by travel time and how long it takes to go 10 km. Canadian cities feature high on the list, but some of our places might surprise you.

Looking strictly at city centers, the worst place in Canada for commuting is Toronto. Driving 10 km took an average of 22 mins, 30 seconds (almost two minutes longer than last year) and drivers spent 199 hours in rush hour over the year.

That puts Canada’s biggest city in the 30th spot overall. London, England, Bengaluru, India, and Dublin, Ireland were the top three, with London’s drivers having far and away the worst commutes. Drivers there could expect to spend 325 hours a year in rush hour. The worst US city was New York at number 19 on the list.

The rest of Canada’s top 10 are Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, London, Halifax, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Hamilton.

Change the filter to the entire metro area, and Vancouver has the worst traffic in Canada. Halifax is the big surprise, finishing second when it is calculated this way. Drivers there can expect to average just 39 km/h during rush hour.

The best cities in the world for traffic, at least out of the 389 listed? Almere in the Netherlands where it takes 8 minutes 20 to go 10 km and drivers average 67 km/h in rush hour. San Diego is next at 8 minutes 40.


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