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The 10 most congested cities in Europe according to Tom Tom
The 10 most congested cities in Europe according to Tom Tom

Tom Tom is one of the most widely used browsers in the world. And one of his goals, according to Tom Tom, is to be able to offer drivers the best and fastest route so that its users reach their destination. For this, in addition to the position and "knowledge" of the roads or streets, it is also interesting to know where the traffic jams are. This Tom Tom can know by simply collecting data from browsers that are moving slowly or even stopped. With these data they have drawn up a map of 58 European cities and have organized them from the most congested to the least congested.

The 10 most congested cities in Europe

  1. Istanbul (Turkey) 57%
  2. Warsaw (Poland) 45%
  3. Marseille (France) 42%
  4. Palermo (Italy) 40%
  5. Rome (Italy) 34%
  6. Paris (France) 34%
  7. Stuttgart (Germany) 33%
  8. Brussels (Belgium) 33%
  9. Hamburg (Germany) 32%
  10. Stockholm (Sweden) 30%

And there are no Spanish cities on this list? Well, to find the first Spanish city we have to get to position 42. There we find Barcelona, which has an average congestion of 19% with a morning peak of 48% and another evening peak of 38%. The next Spanish city on the list is Madrid, ranked 51st with an average congestion of 14%. The least congested city in Europe is Malaga, with only 10%.

What do you think of these data? All the personal experience I have in those cities is dismantled for me. Because in all three I have experienced monumental traffic jams. I don't want to think what the traffic will be in Istanbul or Warsaw, which have congestion peaks of 93% and 125%. Surely, to finish refining these statistical data, it would be necessary to look at the percentage of vehicles that use a Tom Tom navigator in each of those cities. Although the two most clogged do not correspond precisely to the most “advanced” countries in Europe, therefore they could have an older fleet without browsers.

I don't know if the mayors of Istanbul, Warsaw or Marseille (to name the first three) have any plans to improve traffic in their cities. What I am clear about is that in the near future or these cities are committed to improving traffic, either by enhancing public transport, or by improving the road network, or by betting on means of transport that decongest traffic such as small-cylinder motorcycles.. Because of Losing 64 minutes of your life daily in the middle of a traffic jam cannot be good for anyone.

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