Its residents have spent, on average, 148 hours in traffic jams this year. London was ranked the most congested city in the world in 2021.
According to a study published by the INRIX institute, on December 7, Londoners indeed lost 148 hours on average in traffic jams in 2021. The study used anonymous data from GPS probes to identify the routes and the most popular destinations. most frequented in a region. “With this increased level of detail, INRIX calculated the extra time spent commuting due to traffic.”
The study also analyzes the impact of Covid-19 on road traffic. In fact, before the global pandemic, Londoners were wasting 149 hours in traffic jams per year. The capital was ranked the sixteenth most congested city in 2020.
Paris in second position
Paris arrives at the second place in the world. This year, Parisians have spent 140 hours on average in traffic jams. It’s 25 hours less than in 2020, yet the capital has dropped from sixth to second place this year.
This significant traffic is partly linked to the 42% drop in RATP users in the first half of 2021 compared to 2019. In June 2021, public transport ridership was still 26% lower compared to the figures for June 2019 .
Despite the impressive figures presented in the report, the ten most congested cities in 2021 saw their total hours spent in traffic jams decrease.
The most striking example is that of Bogota. Indeed, ranked number 1 last year, the Colombian capital saw its inhabitants spend 191 hours in traffic jams in 2020. This year, this figure has decreased by 51%, or more than 94 hours, allowing it to pass to the eighth ranking place.