Traffic Study Confirms What LA Already Knows: The 101 Is the Worst Freeway in the World

The average Angeleno wasted 81 hours in traffic during 2015

To the surprise of no one, a recent study has concluded that Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the country.

The L.A. metro area ranked number one on the INRIX 2015 Traffic Scorecard, with the average resident spending 81 hours in traffic in 2015.

Other U.S. cities in the top 10 include Washington, DC (75 hours), San Francisco (75 hours), Houston (74 hours), and New York City (73 hours). In total, U.S. motorists spent 8 billion hours in traffic in 2015.

But the dubious honor of worst traffic city in the world goes to London, with residents clocking an average of 101 hours — more than four days — last year.

The study also examined the worst corridors of roadway, with four of the top ten made up of stretches of freeway in Los Angeles: 101 Freeway from Topanga Canyon to Vignes Street, 101 Freeway between the 60 Freeway and Haskell Avenue, 10 Freeway between 20th and Alameda Streets, 5 Freeway between Cesar Chavez and Valley View Avenues.

See an infographic of the study’s U.S. findings below:

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