Below are the results from the most congested megacity index which are based on an interesting and fairly simple measure of street congestion – the average number of stops and starts per vehicle during a given year. Please note that Japan was not included in the study, so the list would likely change with the inclusion of the Tokyo-Yokohama and Osaka-Kobe megacities.
- Jakarta, Indonesia = 33,240 stops/starts per year (or 91 per day)
- Istanbul, Turkey = 32,520 stops/starts per year
- Mexico City, Mexico = 30,840 stops/starts per year
- Moscow, Russia = 29,000 stops/starts per year
- Bangkok, Thailand = 27,500 stops/starts per year
- Buenos Aires, Argentina = 24,000 stops/starts per year
- Shanghai, China = 23,000 stops/starts per year
- Sao Paulo, Brazil = 23,000 stops/starts per year
- Beijing, China
- London, UK
- Paris, France
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- New York City, NY, USA
- Los Angeles, CA, USA
Great survey!!! I wonder why Indian metropolis are not into the list. Mumbai and Kolkata being two most old metropolis of India are congested cities. Though there have been developments of highways and expressways in the fringes but the CBD still stands with old ‘grid-iron pattern’ road networks, high density buildings along the roads,high pedestrians, footpath vendors which make communication during the peak hours of the day quite delayed. Another characteristic feature of Kolkata’s heritage is the traditional Tram track and hand drawn rickshaw pullers which often results in sudden obstruction of the road and pause the traffic.
That is a very good question.
I was wondering exactly the same thing