In these three Spanish cities, you will be stuck in traffic for the longest time

by Lorraine Williamson
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An annual survey by navigation maker ‘TomTom’ shows the traffic index, which allows you to see how long travel times are. The index exists in 387 cities in 55 countries around the world. At number 59 of the index is the first Spanish city. And that, surprisingly, isn’t Madrid or Barcelona.

The traffic index reports on the average daily travel time, the traffic speed during peak hours, and the cities with the best and worst traffic, among other things.

According to TomTom’s research, residents in about 80 cities around the world take about 20 minutes to complete a journey of about 10 kilometres.

The Top Three Cities Worldwide with traffic problems

The capital of the UK, London, is the city with the most delays in traffic. It takes at least 37 minutes and 20 seconds to cover a distance of 10 kilometres. This is followed by Dublin. In this Irish city, you need an average of 29 minutes and 30 seconds to cover 10 kilometres at an average speed of 16km/h. At number three in the ranking is the Canadian city of Toronto. Here it takes about 29 minutes to cover 10 kilometres and you can reach an average speed of 18km/h.

What are the three cities with the most traffic delays in Spain?

Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Spanish autonomous region of the Basque Country, is the Spanish city with the most traffic. Surprisingly, this city finishes ahead of Madrid or Barcelona.

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With the 59th place in the overall ranking, the inhabitants of Vitoria need a total of 21 minutes to travel 10 kilometres, at a speed of 27km/h.

The second Spanish city with the worst traffic is Gijón, which is currently ranked 81st in the global ranking. Here it takes a total of 19 minutes and 50 seconds to cover 10 kilometres, at a speed of 28km/h.

Finally, Alicante is the third Spanish city with the most delays. In this city, which ranks 89th in the global list, it currently takes at least 19 minutes and 20 seconds to travel 10 kilometres, at a speed of 29km/h.

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