TomTom Reveals Europe's 50 Most Congested Cities

TomTom has revealed the results of the latest traffic study, which reveals some of the most congested hotspots of Europe, with Brussels coming out on top as the most congested city in Europe, with congestion getting worse, with a 1.2% increase in traffic since 2010.

The results also show that London has seen a 0.2% decrease, but it still has risen to third place in the most congested city list. Edinburgh and Manchester are also in the top ten.

Since 2010, six of the most congested cities in Europe have seen traffic reduce. The polish city of Wroclaw has seen a 2.6% drop, which takes it down to fourth place. Toulouse, France has reduced congestion by 1.9%, with 33% of roads congested in the city, it is ranked fifth in the rankings.

If you want to avoid the congestion, Cologne in Germany is the 50th least congested city, with only 18.9% of its roads being congested.

Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland and the Czech Republic each only have one city in the top50.

In Belfast, Ireland traffic congestion has reduced 2%, alongside Dublin, which has reduced its traffic by 9.7% since 2010.

The Top 50 Most Congested Cities 2011
Europe   Name in English
1 BE Brussels
2 PL Warsaw
3 UK London
4 PL Wroclaw
5 FR Toulouse
6 FR Lyon
7 UK Edinburgh
8 FR Marseille
9 FR Paris
10 UK Manchester
11 UK Bradford
12 UK Belfast
13 UK Oxford
14 IT Milan
15 UK Birmingham
16 CH Zurich
17 NO Oslo
18 IT Rome
19 UK Aberdeen
20 IT Naples
21 NL Amsterdam
22 NL Rotterdam
23 ES Barcelona
24 IE Dublin
25 DE Munich
26 HU Budapest
27 AT Graz
28 IT Genoa
29 UK Nottingham
30 FR Montpellier
31 AT Vienna
32 DE Hamburg
33 UK Southampton
34 IT Turin
35 NL Utrecht
36 CZ Prague
37 DE Bonn
38 DE Stuttgart
39 PL Krakow
40 NL Haarlemmermeer
41 UK Bolton
42 UK Guildford
43 UK Wakefield
44 FR Nice
45 UK Leicester
46 BE Antwerp
47 UK Liverpool
48 UK Cambridge
49 DE Essen
50 DE Cologne
14 June 2011 Staff

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