Most congested French cities
London is in first place among the most congested cities in the world, but French cities are also becoming more congested. Paris is ranked 11th in the world ranking, a marked deterioration since it was in 37th position last year! The pedestrianisation & cycle lane policy, pursued for several years by the municipal authorities, is probably the main cause of the worsening situation.
In France, it is in the French capital that motorists lost the most time in traffic jams in 2022 , with an average of 109 hours lost per person. This represents emissions of 313 kg of CO2, as well as a loss of €239 in the cost of fuel consumed due to traffic jams. On average, it took no less than 26 minutes and 10 seconds to cover a distance of 10 km in Paris, at an average speed of 22.93 km/hr.
In second place in the national ranking (28th place in the world ranking) is Bordeaux , with an average of 95 hours lost in traffic jams (160 kg of CO2 and 123 € of overconsumption), and 22 minutes and 40 seconds to cover a distance of 10 km. Third place on the podium (53rd place in the world ranking), we find Lyon , with an average of 83 hours lost in traffic jams (201 kg of CO2 and 154 € of over consumption), and 20 minutes and 40 seconds to cover a distance of 10 km.
The top 10 list of congested French cities (with time to cover 10kms & hours lost) is:
Paris : 26 min 10 s pour / 10 km, 109 hrs lost
Bordeaux : 22 min 40 s / 10 km, 95 hrs lost
Lyon : 20 min 40 s / 10 km, 83 hrs lost
Nice : 18 min 20 s/ 10 km, 53 hrs lost
Marseille : 17 min 50 s/ 10 km, 67 hrs lost
Rouen : 16 min 30 s/ 10 km, 54 hrs lost
Nantes : 16 min 20 s/ 10 km, 71 hrs lost
Brest : 15 min 30 s /10 km, 44 hrs lost
Avignon : 15 min 10 s /10 km, 50 hrs lost
Toulon : 15 min 10 s /10 km, 52 hrs lost