Walter Mencken 4 p.m., May 3
San Diego Roads More Congested Than Before
More and more vehicles on San Diego's roads and highways are moving slower and slower, finds a new study from GPS provider TomTom. The City is moving up fast on the list of cities with the slowest traffic times in North America.
In the last year alone, San Diego jumped 4 spots from 17th to 13th in an annual survey.
For the study TomTom compared the travel times during non-rush hours with peak travel times during morning and evening rush hours. The GPS provider did so using GPS measurements.
In San Diego, traffic during "free-flow" travel times was measured at a 19 percent congestion rate -- just for reference Los Angeles, the most congested city in North America, had a 33 percent congestion rate during non-peak travel times.
The number of drivers on the streets and highways increases during morning rush hour to that of L.A.'s during non-peak times, 33 percent. During evening rush hour that jumped to 47 percent during peak.
Increased congestion resulted in 24 minutes of delays for the average commuter during rush hour.
The survey found that the worst days for commuting on San Diego roads and highways are Thursday evenings and Tuesday morning. On the other hand, Monday evenings and Friday mornings were found to be the least congested days. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photo...
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