According to INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, traffic congestion cost drivers in the United States nearly $300 billion in 2016, or an average of $1,400 per driver. Phoenix and Detroit tied for the lowest cost of congestion among the top 25 U.S. cities in the study. At $1,062 per driver, Phoenix ranked among the bottom in all three categories of costs based on commuting, business and leisure/other.
Drivers in Phoenix spent an average of 37.1 hours in congestion during peak traffic hours in 2016, one of the lowest congested large cities in the nation. Meanwhile, drivers in Los Angeles spent an average of 104.1 hours in traffic, earning it the title of the world’s most gridlocked city.
Source: Research, INRIX
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Keeley Byer is a market research analyst for the JLL Phoenix office. With four years of market research experience and eight years of commercial real estate technology experience, he continually tracks and analyzing trends affecting the Phoenix Metro commercial real estate market.