Top

blog

Stories

 

Photos: 25 most congested North American cities -- and where Denver falls

bumper.to.bumper.traffic.jpg
Big photos below.
Think Denver traffic is bad? You're right -- although there are plenty of other places that have it worse. INRIX.com tracks traffic across a broad spectrum of communities, and its scorecard for the 25 most congested cities in North America includes the Mile High City.

Where's Denver fall? We've compiled the top 25, complete with photos and data showing how many hours drivers in each place have wasted in the past year, the past month and the current month. Count them down below.

Number 25: Dallas

young.grads.post.dallas-thumb-565x270.jpg
Hours wasted in congestion trailing 12 months: 22.0 hours
Hours wasted in congestion current month: 1.6 hours
Hours wasted in congestion month last year: 1.7 hours

Number 24: Tampa

tampa.florida.city.photo.jpg
Hours wasted in congestion trailing 12 months: 21.6 hours
Hours wasted in congestion current month: 1.9 hours
Hours wasted in congestion month last year: 1.9 hours

Number 23: Atlanta

atlanta.georgia.city.photo.jpg
Hours wasted in congestion trailing 12 months: 26 hours
Hours wasted in congestion current month: 2.6 hours
Hours wasted in congestion month last year: 1.9 hours

Number 22: Baltimore

baltimore.city.photo.jpg
Hours wasted in congestion trailing 12 months: 26.7 hours
Hours wasted in congestion current month: 2.2 hours
Hours wasted in congestion month last year: 2.2 hours

Number 21: Denver

denver.city.photo.twilight.jpg
Hours wasted in congestion trailing 12 months: 24.0 hours
Hours wasted in congestion current month: 2.4 hours
Hours wasted in congestion month last year: 1.7 hours

Continue to keep counting down the 25 most congested North American cities.


Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
73 comments
Paul Leonard
Paul Leonard

We legalized weed, the population is exploding. "is traffic getting worse in denver" what the fuck do you think Denver Westword

Michael Stork C
Michael Stork C

if people stopped texting while driving then traffic would run smoother. texters slow down to text, swerve a little, then speed up... or they sit at a light after it turns green. plus everyone is so agro...

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

English.. Try to learn and speak it it.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Hey FUCK YOU Steve Reynolds, as you're probably one of those Dumbocrap Douchebags in his Toyota Prius with one of those 'COEXIST' Bumper Stickers doing 25 MPH in the Left Lane - pacing the OTHER Dumbocrap Next to YOU in the Right Lane - oblivious to any 'Courtesy Rules of the Road' to MOVE the FUCK OVER if you're going SLOW !!!

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

Congrats! You win the Stoopid Non-germane Political Comment 'O The Day!

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

I wondered how long it would take for some boneheaded Homer to say something stoopid. You didn't disappoint!

Jessica Fenske
Jessica Fenske

It is getting worse, even in the suburbs. 10 thousand houses being built in west Arvada. That will be nearly 20 thousand more cars in that area, using 93 and Indiana.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Yes, MOSTLY because of NERD Democrats who I SEE driving Denver's 30 MPH Streets at 25 MPH like the 'Subservient Little Smurfs' that Obama & Dems LIKE = Grrrrrr, GET OUT of WAY you 'Nerdlings' !!!

Lixx Barrow
Lixx Barrow

And there's way to much construction, were destroying our land for more people I used to have nothing g but feild s around my house now its all cookie cutter suburbs an restaurant s that won't last !

Lixx Barrow
Lixx Barrow

Fuck ya , Denver traffic blows since the rec stores opened ! Legalize it in your own state !

Mariah Herrera
Mariah Herrera

Yes! A lot of people are moving here from a lot of states.. it's to small for all that\U0001f61e and than road work smh....

David Thead
David Thead

I'm gonna have to call shenanigans on this.... I just moved.... Atlantas traffic is 10x worse!

Richard Fowler
Richard Fowler

People who complain about Denver drivers have never been anywhere else.

Scott McMahon
Scott McMahon

true...but at least other places its mostly due to sheer number of people. Here its mostly due to sheer numbers of people who can't drive

mattnvryan
mattnvryan

Hmmm, I think Denver is worse than Minneapolis.

And Hawaii has roads?

Jessica Hazel
Jessica Hazel

YES! I'm so glad I live in the Highlands and have easy access to downtown. Work on the other hand is a joke. Used to be easy to get to and from Frederick since it's in the opposite direction of downtown. Now it's a shitshow... and no mass transit goes that far. :(

Blake Cannon
Blake Cannon

Well yeah Denver is just a giant construction project. The 6/25/sante fe interchange is idiotic.

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Duh... With the 1000's of fart sniffers from California coming here; what do you expect?!

Richard Fowler
Richard Fowler

People who complain about Denver traffic have never been anywhere else.

Scott McMahon
Scott McMahon

You can't get anywhere in the Denver boulder area without being stuck in traffic any time of the day. You can't even get to the mountains without traffic

Nathan Abels
Nathan Abels

Ride RTD or bike or walk where you can. You are part of the congestion on our roads.

Steve Potts
Steve Potts

Westword starring as Captain Obvious!

Lawrence Sena
Lawrence Sena

Only because of the construction. I have to go 2 miles to leave my neighborhood which otherwise would take about a quarter mile. The Knox Street bridge needs to be finished ASAP thank you.

Margaux Milchen
Margaux Milchen

Katie Clow..I know all the ins and outs but still get stuck in rush hour no matter which side street I take...so bullfeathers.

Katie Pollard
Katie Pollard

I would blame the fact that no one bothers to learn their way around - it is SUPER easy to get around the nonsense if you actually know the city.

Brent Labb
Brent Labb

Denver is right next to Atlanta? I'm calling bs on whoever conducted this study

Ray Marquez
Ray Marquez

Every day I sit at green lights for at least five seconds because the person in front of me decides to check his/her phone and post on Facebook or whatever it is they're doing. When it finally turns red again, at least three people will run the light. Every damn day.

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

Yall ask some stupid fucking questions. Of course the traffic is getting worse

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

The metro north light rail needs to get built yesterday.

Amy Forrest
Amy Forrest

Of course it's getting worse...we are all in a damn hurry!

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

Today's traffic has sucked all the dicks.

Monte Aaron
Monte Aaron

I was just thinking the last two weeks in particular have been unusually bad. 70% of my job is driving and I haven't seen it so bad in years.

Susan Zimbelman Flory
Susan Zimbelman Flory

Really Atlanta #23...???? I would think it would be at least in the top 10...

Now Trending

Denver Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...