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Ranking: These Are Canada’s Most Congested Cities

Across Canada, you’ll find people who’ll tell you their city is the just the worst for traffic.

But which city truly is the most congested?

Thanks to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, which analyzed and ranked the impact of traffic congestion in over 1300 cities around the world, we have the answer.

Ranked 23rd overall for worst traffic in the world, Montreal is Canada’s most congested city. Toronto is Canada’s second most-congested city, ranking 38th overall. Drivers in Montreal spend an average of 50 hours per year in traffic, while those in Toronto waste away 47 hours.

The next most-congested cities in Canada are a bit of a surprise (unless you live there): St. John’s and Ottawa. The top 10 below:

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Los Angeles, meanwhile, has the unfortunate distinction of being the most congested city in the world. Drivers in LA spend exactly double the amount of time in traffic compared to drivers in Montreal. Good thing Elon Musk is one the case with some magic tunnels.

In fact, four of the 10 most-congested cities in the world are in the United States. The top 10 below:

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“With population and economic growth around the world pressuring urban mobility, applying big data to understand and combat congestion is critical to the development of our cities,” explains INRIX.

You can see the full scorecard, including a very eye-pleasing infographic of the study’s data, here.

Christian Nathler

Christian Nathler is a contributing writer at Notable Life.