Top 10 European cities with the worst traffic
Traffic is a growing problem worldwide. In Europe, some cities have taken steps to cut congestion – for instance, London puts a fee on most vehicles that drive in a designated congestion charge zone, according to Business Insider.
The navigation and mapping company called TomTom has ranked the European cities with the worst traffic, after having collected data over nine years. It gave each city a congestion score out of 100 and the annual score shows how much extra travel time it takes to get around a certain city.
These are the top 10 European cities that have the worst traffic:
10. Athens, Greece
Athens got a score of 33%, which means that drivers need 33% more travel time to get to their destination in the city. Its congestion increased a bit since 2015.
9. Manchester, England
With a score of 38%, Manchester is at only a 1-point difference from the previous year.
8. Brussels, Belgium
This city got a score of 38%, which is a 3-point increase from 2016.
7. Paris, France
Paris also scored 38%, but it only got a 2-point increase from the previous year.
6. Rome, Italy
Known for its traffic issues, it received a score of 40%, which is a 2-point increase from 2016.
5. Marseille, France
Scoring 40%, it increased from 2015 by 2 points.
4. London, England
Despite its efforts to cut traffic with a congestion pricing system, London still scored 40%, a 2-point increase from the previous year.
3. Saint Petersburg, Russia
This city got a score of 41%, which is a 1-point increase from 2016.
2. Moscow, Russia
With the same score of 44% that it had in 2015, Moscow has one advantage nonetheless: TomTom gave the city its parking award.
1. Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest has the worst traffic in Europe with a score of 50% and it got a massive 7-point increase from the previous year.