Posted Oct 12th 2012 11:30AM
Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic continues to be a massive source of frustration for most drivers commuting in and around any major city. While public officials continue to push for mass transit, things are appearing to get worse... for Canadians. Three of Canada's largest cities ranked in the the Top 5 List of worst congestion in North America despite being less populated than other major U.S. cities.
The list was recently compiled by navigation company TomTom, who ranked North America's worst rush hour traffic in their Traffic Index study. While it's not exactly something to be proud of... just think about the other large American cities our Canadian gridlock somehow managed to beat (including NYC, Chicago and Miami).
The transportation-challenged city of Los Angeles continues to defend it's title as the worst offender on the list, but many people are shocked to see the TomTom study name Vancouver (2nd), Montreal (4th) and Toronto (5th) based on the data drawn from the company's GPS subscribers.
The traffic study shows drivers in the top three Canadian cities are hit hardest by traffic during evening rush-hour, which comes as no surprise to the millions of drivers making the daily commute on some of the worst roads, bridges and tunnels in Canada.
Click here to view the full list of the Top 5 and watch this video on ways to help reduce traffic jams.
News Source: TomTom
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