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Latin America: most traffic jam prone cities 2020

The city of Bogotá, Colombia, ranked first as the Latin American metropolis most prone to traffic jams in 2020. According to the index, the Colombian capital experienced that year an average traffic increase of 53 percent during rush hours, in comparison to the city's level of traffic in uncongested times. Peru's capital, Lima, recorded the second worst congestion level that year, meaning that a road trip during peak hours took around 42 percent longer than under low traffic conditions. Out of the top 12 Latin American cities evaluated in 2020, seven are located in Brazil.

Traffic congestion levels in selected Latin American cities in 2020

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January 2021



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* The congestion level or traffic increase rate shows the growth in peak travel times when compared the city's free flow (uncongested) traffic situation.

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