Honolulu 3rd-worst traffic in U.S., North America

Published On: Apr 05 2013 07:28:00 AM HST

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The traffic-calming measure is usually done at night.  The DOT says it was a bad call to do it during the day.


Honolulu was ranked number three for traffic congestion among cities in the U.S. and North America.

TomTom released its 2012 Congestion Index on Friday, which measures traffic congestion in 161 cities across five continents and compares it to congestion levels in 2011.

Los Angeles is the most congested city in North America, according to the report.  On average, travel times in Los Angeles are 33 percent longer than when it is flowing freely and 77 percent longer during evening rush hour.

Vancouver came out ahead of Honolulu on the list.

Travel times in Honolulu are 30 percent longer than when traffic is freely flowing.  The report says the delay per hour when driving during a peak period is 36 minutes.  For a 30-minute commute, the delay per year is 86 hours.

The most congested day in Honolulu in 2012 was on Dec. 17.

The worst traffic day in the morning is on Tuesday.  The best traffic day in the morning is Friday.

The worst traffic day in evening is Friday and the best is on Monday.

Honolulu moved up a spot from a report released earlier this year.

TomTom is a supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services.

  1. Los Angeles (33%)
  2. Vancouver (32%)
  3. Honolulu (30%)
  4. San Francisco (29%)
  5. Seattle (26%)
  6. Toronto (25%
  7. San Jose (25%)
  8. Washington (25%)
  9. New Orleans (25%)
  10. Montreal (25%)


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