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Three Canadian Cities Now Among the Most Traffic-Congested Cities in North America

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Three Canadian Cities Now Among the Most Traffic-Congested Cities in North America

Vancouver is the 2nd most traffic-congested city in all of North America, just behind Los Angeles, while Montreal is 4th and Toronto 5th.

Vancouver remains the most traffic-congested city in Canada. And almost tied with Los Angeles as the most congested in all of North America! Montreal and Toronto are also tops in North America—at number four and five respectively.

The traffic congestion database

GPS (global positioning satellite) navigation device maker, TomTom has just published its second quarter traffic congestion report (calledThe North American Congestion Index. Using what they call “the world’s largest database of [most]historic travel times,” they’ve listed the top 10 most traffic-congested cities in North America.

And the winner is

Rank

Previous quarter

City

Congestion

No. 1

No. 1

Los Angeles

34%

Followed (closely) by

No. 2

No. 2

Vancouver

33%

No. 3

No. 6

San Francisco

29%

No. 4

No. 12

Montreal

28%

No. 5

No. 9

Toronto

27%

No. 6

No. 7

Washington

26%

No. 7

No. 4

Seattle

26%

No. 8

No. 18

New York

25%

No. 9

No. 14

Chicago

23%

No. 10

No. 3

Miami

22%

Not to be forgotten

No. 12

No. 10

Ottawa

22%

No. 16

No. 16

Calgary

20%

No. 25

No. 8

Edmonton

14%

Best and worst days to travel

According to the survey, the best weekdays to travel in Vancouver and Montreal were Monday and Friday, while the worst were Thursday evenings. In Toronto the best day was Friday and the worst Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings.

Dealing with reality

If those long commutes are a daily reality try some meditation. Check out these different types for tips to get started.

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