Vancouver ranked 48th on a survey of the best cities in the world to drive in according to a new traffic study conducted by German company Kfzteile24.
The spot, the worst ranking for a Canadian city; put Van City significantly behind the likes of Toronto (14), Montreal (13) and Calgary (10).
To give you some idea of how bad Vancouver ranks for motorists, the city ranked behind millennia old metropolises like London and Edinburgh on the study, something which will no doubt come as no surprise to the city’s beleaguered motorists.
The study examined several factors including:
- Congestion levels
- Public transport options
- Average cost of parking
- Cost of fuel
- Average speeds
- Levels of air pollution
- Accidents and fatalities
- Road quality and the frequency/perception of road rage
It’s important to note that any traffic delays or congestion caused by temporary construction work were not taken into account for this study, which probably means that Vancouver could have fared even worse.
Once all factors were researched for 100 cities, a final score was calculated for each.
Kolkata, India, was listed as the worst city to drive in as Kfzteile24’s data found that the city had a 69% congestion level.
The 10 best cities in the world to drive in according to Kfzteile24 are:
- Dusseldorf, Germany
- Dubai, UAE
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Tokyo, Japan
- Basel, Switzerland
- Singapore, Singapore
- Dortmund, Germany
- Vienna, Austria
- Munich, Germany
- Calgary, Canada