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Europe: Most Congested Cities Of 2011

15
June
2011
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  GPS Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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Like last year, Dutch GPS manufacturer TomTom Open link in a new window, have used their traffic planning & reporting system to map out where traffic jams are. It's one of the nice things of a modern-day GPS, the fact that when riding your motorcycle, you know that there's a traffic jam ahead of you. If you're stuck in the traffic jam, the TomTom records this. Once you've connected your GPS to the internet, that data is sent to the central server.

This way, TomTom can see where and when there are traffic jams, and accordingly, it can determine which cities are most restricted. Last year, they released the list of the top 60 European cities that were congested.

The 2011 edition has arrived, and Brussels, Belgium still tops the list. The UK has gotten worse, as a country they sit at the top of the country list. London, despite a decrease of 0.2% in traffic, went up the list from 4th to 3rd place. 3 cities in the UK, and 4 cities in France are in the top 10!

The best big city is Germany's Cologne, the last in the Top 50. As countries go, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland and the Czech Republic are the countries to ride your motorcycle, each with only one city in the top 50 list.

Here's the Top 50 list:
2011
2010
Europe City
% congested
network length researched (in km)
% congested
network length researched (in km)
difference in % congested 2011-2010
1
BE Brussels
38,9
407
37,7
395
1,2
2
PL Warsaw
38,1
498
37,5
481
0,5
3
UK London
34,5
1 990
34,7
1 909
-0,2
4
PL Wroclaw
33,1
249
35,7
213
-2,6
5
FR Toulouse
33,0
347
34,8
347
-1,9
6
FR Lyon
32,6
219
32,3
219
0,2
7
UK Edinburgh
31,7
252
34,5
246
-2,8
8
FR Marseille
30,4
389
31,2
387
-0,8
9
FR Paris
29,9
725
30,4
711
-0,5
10
UK Manchester
29,5
855
29,4
854
0,1
11
UK Bradford
29,4
216
29,4
220
0,0
12
UK Belfast
29,0
299
31,8
294
-2,8
13
UK Oxford
29,0
208
28,7
208
0,3
14
IT Milan
28,2
431
29,4
418
-1,2
15
UK Birmingham
27,5
949
28,5
921
-1,0
16
CH Zurich
27,4
229
27,0
225
0,4
17
NO Oslo
26,9
274
26,4
269
0,5
18
IT Rome
26,8
995
28,0
998
-1,2
19
UK Aberdeen
26,3
228
26,7
228
-0,4
20
IT Naples
26,2
265
26,1
259
0,1
21
NL Amsterdam
26,0
376
27,7
362
-1,7
22
NL Rotterdam
25,3
445
28,8
434
-3,5
23
ES Barcelona
25,0
213
26,3
211
-1,3
24
IE Dublin
24,2
578
33,9
583
-9,7
25
DE Munich
24,0
653
22,4
655
1,6
26
HU Budapest
23,7
763
26,2
742
-2,5
27
AT Graz
23,7
209
22,3
209
1,4
28
IT Genoa
23,5
310
22,7
311
0,8
29
UK Nottingham
23,1
645
23,7
645
-0,6
30
FR Montpellier
22,9
213
21,7
213
1,2
31
AT Vienna
22,9
750
22,4
748
0,5
32
DE Hamburg
22,8
970
20,6
970
2,2
33
UK Southampton
22,8
391
22,7
391
0,1
34
IT Turin
22,6
326
24,2
326
-1,6
35
NL Utrecht
21,8
318
26,2
318
-4,4
36
CZ Prague
21,6
683
23,6
632
-2,0
37
DE Bonn
21,5
258
20,3
257
1,2
38
DE Stuttgart
21,3
416
19,1
416
2,2
39
PL Kraków
21,2
233
21,2
224
0,0
40
NL Haarlemmermeer
20,9
250
22,1
249
-1,2
41
UK Bolton
20,1
275
19,8
275
0,3
42
UK Guildford
20,1
205
20,5
205
-0,4
43
UK Wakefield
19,6
254
20,1
254
-0,5
44
FR Nice
19,6
226
19,3
226
0,3
45
UK Leicester
19,5
451
19,6
451
-0,1
46
BE Antwerp
19,4
465
19,4
465
0,0
47
UK Liverpool
19,4
483
20,3
485
-0,9
48
UK Cambridge
19,3
428
18,0
428
1,3
49
DE Essen
19,0
284
21,1
276
-2,1
50
DE Cologne
18,9
865
18,1
862
0,8








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