http://inrix.com/scorecard/keyf…

Seriously, the traffic in this city, for its size, is mind boggling.

From the report:

North America

  • Despite the economic ups and downs of 2012, INRIX reports that congestion back on the rise in 2013 ‐ congestion was up for 7 consecutive months from January through July 2013 indicating after 2012's rollercoaster, a slowly improving economy.
  • Traffic congestion was up 6 percent in 2013 with the average driver in America's Ten Worst Traffic Cities wasting on average 47 hours in traffic (up from 42 hours in 2012) ‐ that's more than a week's vacation time.
  • In 2013, 61 U.S. metro areas saw increased traffic congestion, a big shift from 2012 where only six cities experienced increases.
  • The Top 10 Worst Cities for Traffic in America in 2013, along with total annual hours wasted in traffic, were:
    1. Los Angeles (64 hours, up 5 hours from 2012)
    2. Honolulu (60 hours, up 10 hours from 2012)
    3. San Francisco (56 hours, up 7 hours from 2012)
    4. Austin (41 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
    5. New York (53 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
    6. Bridgeport (42 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
    7. San Jose (35 hours, up 4 hours from 2012)
    8. Seattle (37 hours, up 2 hours from 2012)
    9. Boston (38 hours, up 7 hours from 2012)
    10. Washington, D.C. (40 hours, down 1 hour from 2012)
  • Among the 2013 Top 10 Worst Cities for Traffic in America, nine of them have experienced increases in 2013 compared to last year. The largest increase was in Boston (+22%), likely a result of the Boston metropolitan area experiencing employment growth in line with the national average just over 2 percent (2.1%) The only city showing a decline was Washington D.C. which likely was attributed to cuts in government spending and hiring (‐.1%) from sequester.

    1. Los Angeles (+8.5%)3. San Francisco (+13%)
    2. Honolulu (+18%)4. Austin (+9%)
    5. New York (+5%)8. Seattle (7%)
    6. Bridgeport (+9%)9. Boston (+22%)
    7. San Jose (+10%)10. Washington, D.C. (‐1%)
  • Cities at or above the national averages in employment growth (nearly 2.2%) and GDP (1.7%) like Austin (2.8%, 3.4%), San Jose (3.4%, 3.33%),Seattle (2.6%, 2.5%) and Boston (2.1%, 1.7%) experienced some of the biggest increases in traffic congestion. Additionally, these cities also experienced some of the largest increases in population in the last year as people moved to these urban centers in search of work ‐ Austin 6.6%, San Jose (3.9%), Seattle (4.25%), Boston (3%)