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Vancouver Placed 1st, As The Worst Traffic Congestion in Canada

Vancouver Placed 1st, As The Worst Traffic Congestion in Canada

There’s no surprise here, Vancouver once again placed 1st as the worst traffic congested city in Canada. 

TomTom's Traffic Index looked at 416 urban areas in 57 countries. In 40th place worldwide, Vancouver is the worst city in Canada when it comes to congestion. The percentage, TomTom says, refers to how much more time a trip would take than it should if traffic was light. In Vancouver's case, a driver will spend almost 40 per cent more time in traffic during rush hour in the region. 

In North America, Vancouver placed third, outranked only by Mexico City and Los Angeles. Believe it or not, traffic congestion in New York and San Francisco was bad, but not as bad as in Vancouver. 

A study shows that bike lanes are very effective and low-cost to our tax payers to increase bicycling around the city. With the increased installation of bike lanes, this article shows owning and riding a bike will help with Vancouver’s congestion. 

A new study from Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) shows 4 Vancouver streets, made the worst bottlenecks in Canada. 

- Vancouver, Granville Street at SW Marine Drive 

 - Vancouver, W Georgia Street between Seymour Street and W Pender Street 

- Vancouver, Granville Street between W Broadway Street and W 16th Avenue 

- Vancouver, George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99 

 “Traffic congestion is a major source of stress for Canadians,” Jeff Walker, vice-president of Public Affairs for CAA National, said in a release.Traffic can be very stressful and time consuming. With Vancouver having one ofthe biggest bike routes in Canada, cycling is definitely one of the solutions.


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