This is the average number of hours Vancouver drivers spend in traffic every year

Feb 27 2018, 6:41 am

It’s no secret that traffic on Vancouver’s roads can feel overly crowded.

Now, commuters can take comfort (or find frustration) in the fact it’s not just their imagination.

A new report out of the US, conducted by traffic data company Inrix, has ranked the city in 203rd place when it came to traffic congestion across the globe in 2017.

That might not sound too bad, until you learn that the study – the largest ever conducted on the subject of traffic congestion – included 1036 cities across 38 countries, making it the largest ever study of traffic congestion.

More than 24 hours in traffic

Other results from the study found Vancouver commuters spent 24 hours stuck in congestion over the course of the year.

But the study also finds the city isn’t Canada’s worst for congestion. Not by a long shot. That honour goes to Montreal, which came in 38th place in the study. Toronto came in 49th.

And nation-wide, Canada was ranked the 15th most congested country across the board.

To get their results Inrix analyzed 500 Terabytes of data from 300 million different sources covering over 5 million miles of road.

The data used in the 2017 Global Scorecard is the congested or uncongested status of every segment of road for every minute of the day, as used by millions of drivers around the world that rely on Inrix-based traffic services.

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