Traffic in United States

In this country, we estimate that each passenger produces approximately 1,754.64kg of CO2 annually as a result of commuting to work or school. To counterbalance this carbon emission, it would require approximately 80.60 trees per passenger to produce enough oxygen. The following formulas are used to make these estimations.

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 3.83%
Walking 5.52%
Car 81.70%
Bike 2.15%
Motorbike 0.61%
Bus/Trolleybus 3.11%
Tram/Streetcar 0.30%
Train/Metro 2.79%

Average when primarily using Walking

Distance 4.32 km
Walking 20.52 min
Waiting 0.95 min
Driving Car 2.54 min
Bike 0.22 min
Motor Bike 0.02 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 0.75 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 0.12 min
Train/Metro Ride 1.18 min
Overall 26.36 min

Average when primarily using Car

Distance 26.05 km
Walking 0.47 min
Waiting 0.00 min
Driving Car 31.72 min
Overall 32.19 min

Average when primarily using Bike

Distance 6.79 km
Walking 0.37 min
Bike 22.52 min
Overall 23.41 min

Average when primarily using Motorbike

Distance 37.59 km
Walking 1.88 min
Motor Bike 37.05 min
Overall 38.93 min

Average when primarily using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 19.42 km
Walking 5.74 min
Waiting 7.10 min
Driving Car 0.07 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 36.16 min
Train/Metro Ride 2.17 min
Overall 52.07 min

Average when primarily using Tram/Streetcar

Distance 14.29 km
Walking 6.48 min
Waiting 7.48 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 0.48 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 28.95 min
Overall 45.05 min

Average when primarily using Train/Metro

Distance 21.00 km
Walking 8.08 min
Waiting 5.25 min
Driving Car 0.19 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 0.94 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 0.13 min
Train/Metro Ride 34.07 min
Overall 49.93 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 24.02 km
Overall 32.87 min

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Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 years.

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

By City in United States

Rank
City
Traffic Index
Time Index
(in minutes)
Time Exp. Index
Inefficiency Index
CO2 Emission Index
Los Angeles, CA 316.2 57.3 12737.4 691.2 14346.1
San Francisco, CA 248.0 49.8 6251.0 564.3 9093.9
Miami, FL 212.0 42.9 2573.2 234.7 10621.6
Boston, MA 208.0 44.3 3172.0 244.8 8413.5
Houston, TX 204.7 41.6 2121.8 246.8 10256.8
Honolulu, HI 204.5 41.6 2109.6 220.2 10430.9
Atlanta, GA 199.1 41.3 2026.4 232.7 9496.9
Seattle, WA 196.5 42.6 2470.8 236.9 7893.6
Washington, DC 191.6 41.2 1973.8 245.5 8160.8
Chicago, IL 189.5 41.8 2178.6 211.4 7486.6
Nashville, TN 186.8 39.0 1339.4 210.2 9351.8
San Jose, CA 185.5 38.7 1280.3 211.8 9295.3
Philadelphia, PA 184.6 40.4 1733.1 272.3 7400.1
Orlando, FL 177.1 36.4 789.6 214.6 9582.0
Charlotte, NC 174.7 36.6 826.4 227.3 8879.1
Tampa, FL 173.5 36.2 747.5 200.0 9186.7
Austin, TX 169.9 35.8 675.7 232.0 8637.7
Denver, CO 169.9 36.0 712.2 223.1 8516.0
Jacksonville, FL 168.7 34.8 523.4 236.3 9158.0
New York, NY 167.6 43.6 2850.4 191.8 3231.2
Dallas, TX 167.1 35.2 584.3 202.1 8738.7
San Diego, CA 163.2 35.2 594.0 221.8 7860.0
Raleigh, NC 162.4 35.2 581.6 181.7 8031.9
Minneapolis, MN 162.4 35.7 659.2 203.8 7524.5
Phoenix, AZ 153.8 33.0 315.2 169.7 8100.3
Salt Lake City, UT 152.7 34.0 426.6 178.3 7172.8
Portland, OR 146.3 32.6 284.6 161.1 7064.1
San Antonio, TX 144.2 31.7 210.4 178.1 7158.1
Columbus, OH 141.7 31.5 195.2 213.4 6659.0
Indianapolis, IN 136.8 29.5 90.8 185.7 7066.5
Boise, ID 133.1 28.3 55.1 318.2 6310.9
Kansas City, MO 132.1 28.0 48.7 153.1 7176.4
Las Vegas, NV 127.3 27.4 38.4 149.8 6640.0
Saint Louis, MO 126.5 27.1 34.3 158.1 6568.4
Sacramento, CA 123.9 27.0 34.0 125.8 6367.1
Albuquerque, NM 123.3 27.0 33.6 127.9 6265.5
Tucson, AZ 123.0 27.3 37.5 127.4 6128.5
Colorado Springs, CO 122.8 26.0 27.1 189.2 6056.1
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