The Hague has the most traffic delays in Netherlands: TomTom
Motorists in The Hague face the most delays due to traffic jams in the Netherlands, according to calculations by navigation system maker TomTom. In The Hague, motorists on average have to take 28 percent extra travel time into account, Hart van Nederland reports.
That means that a trip that should take an hour, on average takes Hague motorists an hour and 17 minutes. During evening rush hour, a one-hour ride takes almost 40 minutes longer. In one year, the average motorist in The Hague loses 130 hours in traffic.
According to TomTom, the traffic problems in The Hague largely have to do with a few major road works. "Temporary situations such as these have an effect on the average speeds driven in the city", the company said.
Haarlem comes in second place for the most traffic delays in the Netherlands. Leiden, last year's leader, is in third place this year. Arnhem, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Groningen, Eindhoven and Utrecht make up the top 10.
Compared to other countries, the Netherlands is doing quite well when it comes to traffic delays. The Hague is in 65th place out of 229 European cities, and in 123rd place out of 403 cities world wide.
"The Netherlands is very well organized in terms of infrastructure for both motor vehicles and bicycles, certainly when you compare this with other countries", TomTom said.