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!



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...


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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