Honolulu listed in top 10 cities with the worst traffic in U.S.


According to a report by a global traffic-data company, Honolulu has the 10th worst traffic in the U.S.

INRIX’s 2015 Traffic Scorecard for the United States measures the top 10 most congested cities by hours wasted annually per commuter.

The breakdown by ranking:

  1. Los Angeles: 81 hours
  2. San Francisco: 75 hours
  3. Washington, D.C.: 75 hours
  4. Houston: 74 hours
  5. New York City: 73 hours
  6. Seattle: 66 hours
  7. Boston: 64 hours
  8. Chicago: 60 hours
  9. Atlanta: 59 hours
  10. Honolulu: 49 hours

The study also broke down specific corridors of bad traffic and five areas were highlighted in particular for Honolulu:

  • From Kaua Street to the H-1 Freeway at 4 p.m.
  • Aolele Street to Moanalua Road at 8 p.m.
  • The H-1 Freeway to S. Vineyard Blvd./Ward Ave. at 6 p.m.
  • Paiwa Street to Moanalua Road at 6 a.m.
  • Koko Head Ave. to the H-1 Freeway at 6 a.m.

Findings were drawn from traffic speed data collected by INRIX on more than 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways in the U.S., along with highway performance data from the Federal Highway Administration.

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