There are plenty of reasons to want to live in Chicago, but traffic may not be at the top of your list. A newly released study found Chicago drivers spend a whopping 73 hours a year stuck in traffic.
That’s considerably higher than the national average of just 54 hours. The study comes from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. It recently released the findings as part of its 2019 Urban Mobility Report.
The report puts Chicago tenth in the nation in terms of the number of hours drivers waste commuting. Chicago took the number three spot in terms of the cumulative time spent in traffic.
All that time is also costing area drivers money. In Chicago alone, the study determined that’s about $1,300 per commuter.
The study took a look at traffic in nearly 500 urban areas, including Chicago. Perhaps surprisingly it found about a third of traffic delays occur outside of the traditional peak morning and afternoon commute time.
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