Traffic in Houston, TX, United States

We estimate that in this city, due to travelling to work/school, per passenger is produced yearly 2,482.50kg of CO2. It is needed 114.03 trees for each passenger to produce enough oxygen to cover that. Formulas used for this estimation

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 2.20%
Walking 1.65%
Car 90.11%
Bike 0.55%
Motorbike 0.00%
Bus/Trolleybus 5.49%
Tram/Streetcar 0.00%
Train/Metro 0.00%

Average when primary using Walking

Distance 1.69 km
Walking 8.67 min
Waiting 1.67 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 3.33 min
Overall 13.67 min

Average when primary using Car

Distance 31.31 km
Walking 0.34 min
Driving Car 41.77 min
Overall 42.11 min

Average when primary using Bike

Distance 15.00 km
Walking 2.00 min
Bike 5.00 min
Overall 11.00 min

Average when primary using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 23.50 km
Walking 4.40 min
Waiting 3.80 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 44.50 min
Train/Metro Ride 0.20 min
Overall 55.40 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 30.28 km
Overall 42.20 min

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Last update: April 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

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2 Comments so far
Kelly on Jun 13, 2019:
The traffic in Houston is a complete nightmare. Traffic jams and holdups are common and lengthy and there are a lot of crazy drivers (some drunk and on drugs). Road rage fights and shootings are pretty common. The worst part is that Houston is such a large urban sprawl with next to no public transportation. The bus system is pretty bad with relatively few bus stops and the buses themselves don't follow anything resembling a schedule and a lot of shady people ride them. The Houston Metro Rail only serves a small area downtown and a lot of troublemakers ride it.
Jacqueline Tashenberg on Jul 08, 2017:
Houston had an opportunity to promote and have a monorail from downtown to airports and Galleria. They chose a High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes that provide tolls. It would have been best and less expensive for a monorail. Traffic is a nightmare and more people rekocating here from California/West Coast and New York.