Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:53
Belgium & Netherlands have worst traffic in Europe; Rotterdam scores badly
The Netherlands is number two on the list of worst traffic in Europe, only beaten by Belgium. Of all Dutch people, Rotterdam residents spent the most time in traffic last year. Last year Dutch motorists spent an average of 41 hours stuck in traffic jams, 4 hours less than in 2013, Z24 reports based on figures from traffic information service INRIX. The only European country to spend more time stuck in traffic was Belgium, with an average of 51 hours. Despite the overall decrease, many Dutch cities actually saw an increase in time spent in traffic. Rotterdam has the dubious honor of having the most traffic problems in the Netherlands. Rotterdam residents spent an average of 63 hours in traffic last year, 15 hours more than in 2013. The port city is followed by Amsterdam with an average of 50 hours (+9), 's Gravenhage with 49 hours (-2), Utrecht with 48 hours (-5) and Eindhoven with 37 hours (+8). According to INRIX, the biggest problem roads are the A13 and A15. This is the third year in a row that there has been a decline of hours spent in traffic in the Netherlands. Bryan Mistele of INRIX told Z24 that this reduction can largely be attributed to the "relatively high unemployment rate and modest economic growth".