LA has it all—beaches, beautiful people, and oh yeah, a ton of traffic. It’s by far the biggest complaint about the City of Angels, and it tends to bring out the devil in everyone. Grab ahold of that stress ball and sit tight, we’ve got a road rager’s guide to navigating the labyrinth known as Los Angeles.Inrix, Angelenos spend 104.1 hours per year stuck in traffic, which translates to over $1,700 annually in excess fuel consumption and wasted time. What’s more startling is that it’s only getting worse. In 2014, LA residents spent an average of 80 hours in traffic. The silver lining (if there is one) is that we’re no longer the worst in the nation. The congestion crown has been relinquished to the DC area, but we’re bound to back in the driver’s seat.
- #1: 101 South — between Topanga Canyon Blvd and Vignes St (Worst delay 58 minutes!)
- #2: 101 North — between Soto St and Haskell Ave
- #3: 10 East — between 20th St and Alameda St
When’s your least favorite time to drive in LA? And don’t say “always,” even though we’re all thinking it.
[Featured Image: Nathan via Flickr]