Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Turns out I wasn't imagining things - Nantes really IS the city with the worst traffic jams in France! According to a recent study by TomTom France, 42.3% of Nantes' streets are jammed every day - more so than even Paris, which comes in at 31.2%. (photo taken from Tuesday's Ouest France):
TomTom has been collecting data from its 5.5 million users, who drove over 2.87 million kilometers during the two year collection time period. They consider a road to be backed-up if the cars on it are circulating at less than 70% of the speed limit.

Not that this is likely to lessen the traffic issues there at all....but at least my putain's and various other swearwords will be justified!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Amber said...

Doesn't surprise me either! I remember walking everywhere when I lived there because the buses were always running late or crawling along at a snail's pace.

November 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Zuleme said...

That explains why my friends there ride their bikes.

November 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Danièle said...

Interesting!

November 12, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger PigletinFrance said...

wow, never been to Nantes but doesn't sound like somewhere I'd want to drive (think road rage).

November 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

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