Tampa makes the list of most congested cities in the United States. We are talking about traffic congestion here in the Tampa Bay area. We know traffic isn’t always the best here in Tampa Bay. The list is according to Tom Tom Traffic Index who looked at 80 major cities in the United States. They look at travel time, fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
New York is the #1 city in America with an average travel time of 24 minutes for 6 miles driven. Drivers also spent 236 hours stuck in traffic per year. Tampa makes the list of most congested cities coming in at #35 on the list. It takes drivers 11 minutes and 20 seconds to drive 6 miles. Drivers in Tampa spend 110 hours stuck in traffic. The average speed of drivers in Tampa during rush hour is 26 mph.
Finally, two Florida cities were higher on the list than Tampa. Those cities are Miami (#10) and Ft.Myers/Cape Coral (#22).
This Florida City Has Been Named One Of The Best Cities In The South
A Florida city has been named as one of the best cities in the South by Southern Living. We know that the state of Florida have some great cities, but only one is on the list. The list is voted on by the publication’s readers.
There are ten states on the list with four states that have three cities on their list. Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia are the states with the most cities. Many of these southern cities you have most likely visited and would probably visit again. I am surprised that more Florida cities aren’t on the list. Driving through Florida there are beautiful cities to visit, but this list didn’t name them. Maybe the publication’s readers will visit more cities in Florida and put them on next year’s list.
When looking at this list I can totally understand the top cities. Southern Living says, “The South’s many metros are destinations that do it all. They’re hubs of art, culture, and cuisine, not to mention athletics and yes, even outdoor adventure.”
Even though one Florida cities made the list of best cities in the South we know Florida has the best cities. Check out the list below.