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posted 1 Apr 2015, 06:46 by Lawrence Marshall
Edinburgh is the world's 5th most congested small city - TomTom Trafiic Index

Capital Rail Action Group

Dear All,
                 TomTom have "over the years ... built the world’s largest database of historical travel times and the most detailed and accurate real-time traffic information available".
   The TomTom Traffic Index measures the impact of congestion on a city's travel times by road. TomTom have now produced their Traffic Index using 2014 data - and it again shows Edinburgh to be a very poorly performing city. It is, in fact, the world's 5th most congested "small" city (below a population of 800,000).
   Taking cities of all sizes into account, Edinburgh is the 3rd most congested city in the UK (only London and Belfast have worse levels of congestion), the 12th most congested city in Europe and the 24th most congested city in the whole of the world.
   The full TomTom results can be found at http ://www . tomtom . com/en_us/traf ficindex/#/ - you can adjust the rankings by city size (> or < 800,000) or by cities of all sizes. I've copied in the < 800,000 table below.

                   Lawrence

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from http ://www . tomtom . com/en_us/traf ficindex/#/list
World rank Filter rank City Country Congestion Level Morning peak Evening peak Highways Non-highways
- 1 Łódź Poland 56% 74% 102% 66% 49%
- 2 Palermo Italy 42% 66% 68% 29% 48%
- 3 Belfast United Kingdom 39% 82% 82% 32% 43%
- 4 Dublin Ireland 38% 81% 80% 30% 44%
- 5 Edinburgh United Kingdom 36% 64% 71% 21% 39%
- 6 Geneva Switzerland 36% 54% 69% 16% 40%
- 7 Kraków Poland 34% 53% 69% 22% 42%
- 8 Brighton and Hove United Kingdom 34% 55% 59% 15% 41%
- 9 Stuttgart Germany 32% 50% 65% 31% 34%
- 10 Zürich Switzerland 30% 49% 64% 26% 34%
- 11 Wellington New Zealand 29% 71% 65% 27% 33%
- 12 Lisbon Portugal 29% 48% 61% 12% 30%
- 13 Bristol United Kingdom 29% 55% 56% 14% 39%
- 14 Nottingham United Kingdom 29% 60% 57% 7% 37%
- 15 Luxembourg Luxembourg 28% 58% 64% 20% 37%
- 16 Bordeaux France 28% 54% 61% 22% 32%
- 17 Christchurch New Zealand 28% 48% 53% 27% 28%
- 18 Nice France 27% 40% 57% 20% 31%
- 19 Catania Italy 27% 37% 43% 16% 32%
- 20 Montpellier France 26% 45% 56% 19% 31%
- 21 Leicester United Kingdom 26% 53% 52% 11% 34%
- 22 Sheffield United Kingdom 26% 47% 54% 13% 30%
- 23 Basel Switzerland 26% 34% 72% 17% 34%
- 24 Las Palmas Spain 25% 33% 34% 9% 29%
- 25 Cardiff United Kingdom 25% 47% 49% 5% 33%
- 26 Stavanger Norway 25% 41% 64% 21% 26%
- 27 Palma de Mallorca Spain 25% 35% 34% 12% 29%
- 28 Strasbourg France 24% 39% 65% 20% 28%
- 29 Toulouse France 24% 56% 53% 19% 29%
- 30 Bari Italy 24% 33% 36% 8% 32%
- 31 Southampton United Kingdom 24% 56% 51% 14% 34%
- 32 Pretoria South Africa 24% 52% 47% 10% 29%
- 33 Portsmouth United Kingdom 24% 40% 45% 9% 31%
- 34 Bratislava Slovakia 23% 50% 51% 14% 30%
- 35 Porto Portugal 23% 39% 47% 14% 28%
- 36 East London South Africa 23% 45% 42% 8% 26%
- 37 Quebec Canada 23% 44% 62% 15% 30%
- 38 Nantes France 22% 47% 49% 17% 27%
- 39 The Hague Netherlands 22% 42% 46% 13% 28%
- 40 Helsinki Finland 22% 36% 42% 16% 26%
- 41 Genoa Italy 22% 41% 41% 9% 33%
- 42 Bologna Italy 22% 40% 41% 14% 30%
- 43 Turku Finland 22% 26% 34% 12% 27%
- 44 Aarhus Denmark 22% 37% 38% 4% 23%
- 45 Groningen Netherlands 22% 46% 37% 15% 26%
- 46 Florence Italy 21% 37% 37% 2% 29%
- 47 Düsseldorf Germany 21% 42% 36% 16% 28%
- 48 Seville Spain 21% 33% 26% 12% 26%
- 49 Bergen Norway 20% 35% 48% 13% 24%
- 50 Bremen Germany 20% 28% 39% 15% 30%
- 51 Uppsala Sweden 20% 26% 34% 8% 22%
- 52 Durban South Africa 19% 42% 39% 11% 27%
- 53 Rotterdam Netherlands 19% 31% 43% 11% 27%
- 54 Gothenburg Sweden 19% 31% 44% 15% 21%
- 55 Málaga Spain 19% 24% 23% 8% 21%
- 56 Bern Switzerland 18% 29% 51% 4% 32%
- 57 Trondheim Norway 18% 26% 39% 15% 21%
- 58 Nijmegen Netherlands 18% 28% 28% 12% 23%
- 59 Canberra Australia 17% 33% 28% 18% 17%
- 60 Liège Belgium 17% 30% 38% 8% 26%
- 61 Tilburg Netherlands 17% 27% 32% 11% 21%
- 62 Malmö Sweden 16% 23% 28% 6% 28%
- 63 Zaragoza Spain 16% 22% 22% 2% 23%
- 64 Breda Netherlands 15% 25% 33% 10% 25%
- 65 Eindhoven Netherlands 15% 24% 31% 7% 21%
- 66 Murcia Spain 15% 23% 20% 7% 22%
- 67 Odense Denmark 14% 24% 26% 6% 20%
- 68 Utrecht Netherlands 14% 27% 42% 8% 27%
- 69 Bloemfontein South Africa 13% 25% 24% 9% 18%
- 70 Bilbao Spain 13% 20% 19% 1% 17%
- 71 Tampere Finland 13% 16% 22% 6% 21%
- 72 Almere Netherlands 11% 21% 19% 7% 15%

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