Leading congested cities in China 2019

In 2019, the commuting peak congestion index of Chongqing was 2.17, which indicated that a trip that would had taken one hour without traffic required more than two hours to complete on average. Chongqing's hilly topography and high population density put a strain on the cities traffic infrastructure.

Rush hour congestion index of Chinese cities in 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

*The rush hour congestion index is calculated based on the comparison of travel times during peak hours to travel times during non-congested periods. Peak hours refer to 7:00-9:00 am and 17:00-19:00 pm on work days. The peak hours in Urumqi and Lhasa had been adjusted according to their time zones.
The monitored regions include the downtown areas of 100 cities and the downtown area is defined by public governmental data, geographical data from Baidu map and population activities data.

Figures have been rounded.

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