Going nowhere, fast
It can be hard to get around in big cities … and we don’t mean only during rush hours. Which metropolitan areas are the worst for driving in the U.S.? Here’s the top 10…
10. Portland, Ore.
Portland is a desirable city for many people to live in but they have to be aware it comes with some potholes, including spotty traffic.
9. Philadelphia, Pa.
The collapse of 95 recently in Philadelphia created traffic woes, but the City of Brotherly Love is no stranger to cars moving slowly.
8. San Francisco, Calif.
Everyone seems to have a story on the challenges that traffic in the Bay Area can provide. It isn’t easy getting around whether you are downtown or looking to make your way across the famed bridges.
7. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh is an older city with a lot of history and that can make traversing it tricky at any time of day … or night.
6. Seattle, Wash.
People in Seattle don’t need a protest to jam up their travels. On any day, one can run into problems while trying to get around.
5. Los Angeles, Calif.
Nothing needs to be said about the traffic nightmares that come with LA freeways.
4. New York City, N.Y.
East Side, West side, all around the town in New York City cars are usually moving at a crawl.
3. Chicago, Ill.
Chicago is one busy city and that means people in cars trying to get somewhere fast, which typically isn’t possible.
2. Washington, DC
The combination of tourists and all the activity that usually is ongoing in Washington D.C. means there will be traffic snarls.
1. Boston, Mass.
Boston is a great city. Word of advice is to take the “T” when possible because getting around in a car can be the equivalent of a four-wheel obstacle course of gauntlet.