If you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal and feel like you’re wasting your time in traffic, you are right. These are the three most congested cities in Canada according to GPS manufacturer TomTom’s 2016 Traffic Index.
Where’s the silver lining in that? Well, there are two, actually. First, the new report shows a change in the historical trend of increasing congestion with a drop noted in 11 of the 12 Canadian cities listed in the index. In Toronto, the average driver saved 11 hours over the past year not sitting in traffic congestion. For Vancouver, nearly four hours were saved, and in Montreal, almost half an hour.
Furthermore, Vancouver may be the most congested city in Canada, but it ranks only 36th worldwide for 2016. Drivers should definitely avoid Mexico, Bangkok, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow.
2016 TomTom Traffic Index ― Most congested cities in Canada:
- Quebec City