Courtesy INRIX

Just as we all suspected, Atlanta not only has some of the worst traffic in the country, but the whole world.

Atlanta appears twice on the latest INRIX Global Congestion Ranking list – at number 4 for most congested urban area in the U.S. and at number 8 for most congested city in the world.

Yes, world.

In the U.S. ranking, Atlanta has held the 4th spot for the last two years in a row, bested only by Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco.

In the global ranking, Atlanta holds the dubious honor with LA, Moscow, New York City, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Bogota, London, Paris and Miami. INRIX said Atlanta drivers spent 70 hours in traffic in 2017.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.