This tool lets you see how much time and money is wasted commuting
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 23 February - 16:21 · 1 minute
Yet another annual traffic survey has found London firmly in first place— or worst place, perhaps —for 2022. This time it's TomTom's data that shows the Big Smoke is hell on wheels, with an average travel time of more than 35 minutes to go six miles (10 km) last year. Instead of just releasing a static report, TomTom has used its data to create a tool that lets you calculate the costs of commuting in 389 cities and their metropolitan areas, from A Coruña in Spain to Zwolle in the Netherlands, with 80 US cities in between.
Of course, the 2022 data is worth a look. Here in the US , TomTom's trends show my own city of Washington, DC, did pretty badly over the past 12 months—the time to travel six miles went up by a minute and a half to 21 minutes. Indianapolis saw travel times also grow by 90 seconds year on year, but you could complete those six miles in 14 minutes, according to TomTom's data.
As you might expect, transit-friendly New York City had the longest travel times to go six miles—25 minutes, which was an increase of 70 seconds over 2021. And New Yorkers spent the most time in rush hour during 2022, a total of 236 hours. (DC, in second place, lost 196 hours.)