Keeping Austin Weird Shouldn’t Include Sitting in Traffic for 41 Hours

keep-austin-weeirdThis week, we released the seventh annual INRIX Traffic Scorecard. Utilizing trillions of traffic data points gathered from crowd-sourced traffic information, the Scorecard is the world’s most in-depth, data-driven look at traffic congestion statistics in metropolitan cities in the United States.

According to Forbes, Austin was one of the fastest growing cities in 2013. With an increase in start-ups and the local presence of tech companies like Dell and AMD, Austin’s economy grew more than 6 percent last year. Growing at equal rates was the amount of time Austinites spent in traffic. On average, commuters in Austin spent 41 hours sitting in traffic, up three hours from 2012.

Austinites experienced a 22 percent increase in overall travel time due to poor traffic conditions. So what used to be a 20-minute commute from downtown to the airport is now 25 minutes. While five minutes may not seem like a huge deal, it can certainly mean the difference between barely making a flight and having to book a new one.

If you’re a data geek or just want to know what you can expect from traffic in your city, head on over to the Traffic Scorecard to see where your city ranks. Be sure to check out the top 25 U.S. cities with the worst traffic below.

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See the below stats for the Top 25 Worst Traffic Cities in the United States!

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