Brussels roads are more congested than Paris, industry report

Brussels roads are more congested than Paris, industry report
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Brussels was again the most congested city to be found on Belgian roads in 2018, according to  the TomTom Traffic Index results revealed on Tuesday. The index analyses the traffic situation in 403 towns and 56 countries of the world.

In Belgium, Brussels tops the ranking ahead of Antwerp and Namur. In the capital, on average, drivers expect a journey to take 37% longer than it should, the independent localisation technology specialist TomTom said in a press release.

"The most congested day in 2018 was March 2, with an average of 76% of added journey time," he went on to say, identifying Rue de la Loi and Rue du Trône as some of the routes with the most problems.

With its 37%, Brussels also occupies 11th place in the European classification of congested cities with a population of more than 800,000. It has thus established itself as being on a par with London (also 37%) and just ahead of Paris (36%).

More generally, Moscow leads the field in Europe (56%), followed by Istanbul (53%), Bucharest (48%), Saint Petersburg (47%) and Kiev (46%).

On the world scale, Mumbai (India) leads the way, with an average of 65% more time taken to make a journey by car. Next come the Colombian capital Bogota (63%), Lima in Peru (58%) and New Delhi in India (58%), just ahead of Moscow (56%).

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