Bucharest ranks fifth in a global ranking of most traffic congested cities, with a level of congestion of 50% in 2016, according to a study by the Dutch manufacturer of GPS navigation systems TomTom.
The congestion level increased by 7% compared to 2015 and by 11% over 2011.
According to the study, the people who use cars for transport in Bucharest spend an extra 57 minutes per day in traffic compared to an ideal situation in which there would be no traffic jams. This means 218 extra hours in one year.
The highest level of congestion is usually recorded on Fridays between 5pm and 6 pm. In Bucharest, the length of the road network was 6,435 km, according to TomTom data.
Mexico City, with a 66% level of congestion, ranked first, followed by Bangkok (61%), Jakarta (58%) and Chongqing (52%). The ranking was made following an analysis of 390 cities in 48 countries.