There’s nothing worse than looking at Google Maps and seeing those red lines, indicating you are about to hit some heavy traffic.
That’s how many Capetonian’s afternoons start, whipping the app out to check the quickest route to take home.
If you are one of those Capetonians, you know traffic is getting worse every
year day – so bad, in fact, we didn’t need the latest Traffic Index from TomTom to tell us just how awful it is.
The report, which studies 390 cities around the world, has given Johannesburg special recognition from an international panel of traffic experts for “effective traffic management systems,” reports Wheels24, as the city, which is the densest in the country, has seen a significant improvement in traffic congestion.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Mother City.
Here are the numbers:
Although there’s only a five percent difference between Cape Town and Jozi, globally, Johannesburg sits at 70th place, while Cape Town ranks as the 48th most congested city.
Here’s how the measured cities in South Africa rank:
I think it’s high time the City starts looking at ways to relieve our traffic, otherwise next year we might be sitting at 40 percent congestion.
Just do it.
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