Tel Aviv is sixth most congested city in Asia – report

The Tel Aviv metropolis is the sixth-most congested city in Asia, according to a report released today by navigation company TomTom.

The TomTom Traffic Index details the traffic situation in 403 major cities in 56 countries around the world.

Mercifully, Israel’s commercial hub doesn’t rank anywhere near global No.1 most congested city, Mumbai, whose residents, by TomTom’s measurements, spend an average of 65% extra travel time stuck in traffic.

But Tel Aviv residents still spent 42% longer in their cars than they would sans the traffic jams.

Globally, India’s Mumbai is followed by Colombian capital Bogota (63%), Lima, Peru (58%), New Delhi in India (58%) and Russian Capital Moscow (56%), which together make up the top five most congested cities in the world.

In Asia, after Mumbai and New Delhi come Jakarta, Indonesia (53%), Bangkok, Thailand (53%), Chongqing, China (44%), and Tel Aviv (42%). The last four in the top-10 urban parking lots in Asia are all in the far east: Zhuhai, China (42%), Guangzhou, China (42%), Tokyo, Japan (41%) and Beijing (40%).

— AP and Times of Israel staff

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