The Intrix Institue have just released their yearly Global Traffic Scorecard. According to this article on le Bon Bon , Bordeaux is now hoisted to the unflattering 2nd position of hours lost in congestion.
The study aims to track the road mobility trends in over 200 cities, across 38 different countries. Whether you are travelling into the city or around it, ‘l’heure de pointe’ is a nightmare anyway you put it.
It is nice that Bordeaux has an ever growing international reputation, however isn’t exactly what we’re looking for!
On average, each motorist in Bordeaux spent 223 hours a year in traffic jams (in comparison of 237 hours in Paris)!
The average time to travel 1.6km was tracked at 9 minutes. While in Paris, it it takes 7 minutes.
That said, if these figures seem terrifying, don’t hesitate to check out our Colombian friends in Bogota. 1st in the world rankings, who loose on average 272 hours in traffic…