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Grinding to a Halt: Evaluating Canada’s Worst Bottleneck’s

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) commissioned a first of its kind study which evaluates Canada’s worst Bottlenecks.

Studies show that bottlenecks are the single biggest contributor to road delay, far outpacing traffic accidents, inclement weather and construction. Grinding to a Halt, Evaluating Canada’s Worst Bottlenecks provides data based evidence for decision-makers at the federal, provincial and municipal level to use when making decisions on infrastructure investment and environment policy. It includes the cost to Canadians of these bottlenecks in terms of lost time, productivity and added greenhouse gas emissions.


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Highlights include:

  • Canada’s worst traffic bottlenecks are almost as bad as bottlenecks in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Three of Canada’s worst bottlenecks rank among the top 20 worst bottlenecks in North America.
  • Grinding to a Halt, Evaluating Canada’s Worst Bottlenecks is the first study to fuse GPS data with vehicle volume data collected from provinces and municipalities.
  • Traffic congestion is a major source of stress for Canadians. CAA’s study concludes that traffic bottlenecks affect Canadians in every major urban market, increasing commute times by as much as 50%.
  • The study calculates the fuel used and time wasted while drivers are stuck in traffic, as well as the overall environmental impact of these bottlenecks. For instance, Canadians drain an extra 287 million liters of fuel per year stuck in these bottlenecks – an additional 58 million kg of CO2 spilling into our air. We would need to plant an additional 2 million trees to eliminate the extra CO2 in our air.
  • Although the 20 most severe bottlenecks are concentrated in just four cities, the study also examined other significant bottlenecks in smaller and mid-sized cities across the country.
  • The study provides objective evidence for decision-makers at the federal, provincial and municipal level to use when making decisions on infrastructure investment and environment policy.

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