This 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 and data in metropolitan cities in the United States.
San Jose, America’s 10th largest city, sits squarely in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to some of the most innovative companies in town like Apple, Google, Facebook and eBay. Coupled with this innovation and growth in the Valley comes traffic. In fact, commuters in San Jose spent an average of 35 hours sitting in traffic along Highway 101 and Interstate’s 280 and 680.
While this may not be a surprise to San Jose commuters who experience traffic every day, what is a surprise is that the amount of time spent in traffic in 2013 went up 4 hours from 2012. Additionally, commuters also experienced a 19 percent increase in travel time due to bad traffic conditions. So an hour-long commute from San Francisco to San Jose would take an hour and 15 minutes.
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.
See the below stats for the Top 25 Worst Traffic Cities in the United States!