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Phoenix Traffic Still the Lightest Among America's Biggest Cities

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Traffic on Phoenix highways can be frustrating, but it actually doesn't get any better in other big cities.

According to the annual report released by GPS-maker TomTom, using its data, Phoenix again had the best traffic of any city with more than 1 million people.

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Out of the 63 largest cities in North America (plus Brazil, for some reason), 54 have traffic worse than Phoenix.

Congestion around Phoenix did increase from 2012 to 2013, according to this data.

For every hour driven during rush hour, there's a 17-minute delay due to traffic, meaning someone with a half-hour commute would be delayed 50 hours a year. That's more than two days a year sitting in traffic, and two hours more than was estimated in 2012.

Interestingly, in 2012, Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings had the worst traffic on average. In 2013, Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings were the worst.

As you can imagine, Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the United States, followed by San Francisco, Honolulu, and Seattle. Click here to see the full report.

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