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Europe: TomTom’s List Of Most Congested Cities

  Posted at 01:00:00 PM
  File under  Statistics GPS
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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GPS manufacturer TomTom Open link in a new window, has been collecting anonymous data provided by its GPS systems, monitoring the average speeds that motorcycles and cars equipped with TomTom's GPS are running at. TomTom defined congestion as when riders (or drivers) need to travel at 70% (or lower) of the posted speed limit, in cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants. From that, they have been able to compile a list of congested cities in Europe.

Monster traffic jam

The "Congestion Level" indicator shows you the percentage extra time you need to complete your trip, so in the case of the worse city, Brussels, a Congestion Level of 37.5 means you need 37.5% extra time to reach your destination.

The data is then re-used for TomTom's IQ Routes based, which calculates the realistic time for you to reach your destination.

The list of cities in Europe with their Congestion Levels:

City Congestion Level
1.Brussels   37.7
2.Warsaw   37.5
3.Wroclaw   35.7
4.London   34.7
5.Edinburgh 34.5
6.Dublin 33.9
7.Belfast 31.8
8.Marseille 31.2
9.Paris 30.4
10.Luxembourg 29.4
11.Milan 29.4
12.Rotterdam 28.8
13.Birmingham 28.5
14.Rome 28.0
15.Amsterdam 27.7
16.Oslo 26.4
17.Barcelona 26.3
18.Budapest 26.2
19.Naples 26.1
20.Poznan 25.4
21.Lodz 25.0
22.Turin 24.2
23.Palermo 24.1
24.Prague 23.6
25.Genoa 22.7
26.Cardiff 22.6
27.Vienna 22.4
28.Munich 22.4
29.Leeds 21.8
30.Krakow 21.2
31.Essen 21.1
32.Hamburg 20.6
33.Lisbon 20.0
34.Sheffield 19.5
35.Stuttgart 19.1
36.Cologne 18.1
37.Dusseldorf 17.9
38.Berlin 17.2
39.Tallinn 16.8
40.Helsinki 16.8
41.Nuremberg 16.7
42.Madrid 16.3
43.Frankfurt 15.3
44.Hannover 14.8
45.Glasgow 14.7
46.Bremen 14.6
47.Copenhagen 13.9
48.Bratislava 13.7
49.Seville 13.6
50.Bern 10.9
51.Vilnius 10.8
52.Leipzig 10.6
53.Dresden 9.7
54.Dortmund 9.3
55.Malaga 7.9
56.Stockholm 6.4
57.Zagreb 5.9
58.Valencia 5.3
59.Zaragoza 1.5

Obviously, motorcycle should do well in the top cities, while driving a car in Zaragoza should be paradise.

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