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California & Texas Top America’s Worst Commutes List

The worst commutes

trafficAccording to, America’s traffic congestion is predictably centered around some of the largest urban hubs in America. The report outlines commute times, speeds and expert opinions as to why each city appears in their list.

Below, we outlined the top 50 worst commutes in America, and interestingly, California occupying 14% of the list and Texas occupying 10%, the two states alone account for a quarter of the worst commutes:

  1. Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles
  2. Lunalilo Freeway, Honolulu
  3. Capital Beltway around Washington DC
  4. IH-35, Austin
  5. James Lick Freeway (US 101), San Francisco
  6. Cross Bronx Expressway, New York City
  7. I-5, Seattle
  8. I-95, Bridgeport, CT
  9. Kennedy Expressway, Chicago
  10. Airport Expressway (State Road 112), Miami
  11. Bayshore Freeway (US 101), San Jose
  12. Loop 610 around Houston
  13. I-10, Baton Rouge
  14. Southeast Expressway, Boston
  15. Loop 820 around Dallas-Fort Worth
  16. I-5, Portland, OR
  17. I-494, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  18. I-264, Virginia Beach
  19. San Diego Freeway (I-5), San Diego
  20. Schuylkill Expressway, Philadelphia
  21. Baltimore Beltway around Baltimore
  22. I-75, Atlanta
  23. I-275, Tampa
  24. I-25, Denver
  25. Riverside Freeway, Riverside, CA
  26. Ronald Reagan Freeway, Oxnard, CA
  27. I-10, New Orleans
  28. I-91, New Haven
  29. Papago Freeway (I-10), Phoenix
  30. Penn Lincoln parkway (I-376), Pittsburgh
  31. Capital City Freeway, Sacramento
  32. I-15, Las Vegas
  33. I-84, Hartford, CT
  34. I-94, Milwaukee
  35. East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
  36. I-75, Cincinnati
  37. I-65, Birmingham, AL
  38. Loop 410 around San Antonio
  39. Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94), Detroit
  40. I-10, El Paso
  41. I-195, Providence
  42. I-90, Cleveland
  43. I-26, Charleston, SC
  44. I-40, Nashville
  45. I-270, St. Louis
  46. I-4, Orlando
  47. I-24, Chattanooga
  48. I-95, Jacksonville
  49. I-65, Louisville
  50. I-40, Raleigh, NC

Commutes in your ‘hood?

Do commutes in your area effect buyers’ purchases and how do you overcome objections of high traffic areas or do you yourself try to avoid them? Looking at comments of the commute list is interesting in gauging perception of where people live. What are commutes like in your neighborhood?

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Louis Blass

    February 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Tucson’s commute can be pretty bad, too… considering the lack of Freeways, but I’m sure the traffic is nothing compared to these cities!

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