Surprisingly, Honolulu isn't one of the worst cities in the nation for traffic

Surprisingly, Honolulu isn't one of the worst cities in the nation for traffic

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cheer up, drivers: Traffic in Honolulu is no longer ranked among the worst in the nation.

Bad news: That doesn't necessarily mean traffic is getting any better.

According to a new study by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm, Honolulu ranked 19th for the worst traffic in the nation.

You may remember back in 2012, it was ranked the absolute worst city for traffic in the U.S., even topping Los Angeles. In 2013, it was the second worst, and in 2015, it was ranked 10th.

On a global scale, Honolulu ranked 116 out of 1,360 cities.

The report found that drivers spent 37 hours per year sitting in traffic during peak times, which is down from previous years.

Compare this to Los Angeles, which topped both the global and national lists of most gridlocked cities. Drivers here spent 102 hours in congestion, followed by New York City at 91 hours and San Francisco at 79.

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