Portland's traffic is 16th worst

It won't be a surprise for commuters on I-5 through Portland, but counter to the city's green credibility is the news that out of 75 cities, Portland has the 16th worst peak-hour congestion in the United States.

According to research published Wednesday from traffic consulting firm INRIX Inc. and The Daily Beast, I-5 in Portland has 238 hours of bottleneck congestion every week.

The worst part of I-5 is Northbound, Marine Dr/Exit 307 — an 0.78-mile stretch that logs some 23 hours of bottleneck congestion every week.

The traffic research companies based the rankings on peak road travel time compared with during free-flow hours, and the report identified roadways with the longest hours of bottleneck congestion.

The worst traffic in America can be found on The Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles, followed by the Lunalilo Freeway of Honolulu, The Capital Beltway in Washington, D.C., Interstate 35 in Austin, and the James Lick Freeway (US 101) in San Francisco.

Read the full report and see the list via The Daily Beast.


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