Montreal Is Congested

A new analysis of traffic congestion around the world found Montreal to be the most gridlocked Canadian city, while Los Angeles took the overall top spot.

Montreal drivers spent 52 hours in traffic jams during peak time periods in 2016, according to the scorecard compiled by transport analytics company Inrix. Montreal ranked 23rd out of 1,064 congested cities across 38 countries.

Traffic consultant Rick Leckner told CTV News Channel Monday that the horrendous traffic is partly due to the heavy construction in the city. He said the combination of “improper planning,” three major projects and regular maintenance is making congestion worse.

He added that people not taking public transportation or carpooling, and a lack of new infrastructure and proper planning co-ordination are also contributing to the problem.

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