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World's Worst Traffic Jams

Brussels

What’s the most congested city in Europe? If you guess Rome, you’d be wrong. According to satellite-navigation manufacturer TomTom, it’s Brussels. The company examined speed data from more than 30 million units currently in service, and Brussels came in as the most congested of 59 European cities. (Rome ranked No. 14.) The reason is simple: lots of cars. The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution ranks Luxembourg as having the second-highest rate of car ownership next to the U.S., and lots of commuters border-hop. In fact, there are two million commuters to the downtown area every day, and residents are outnumbered by vehicles three to one. Put simply, Brussels is a bottleneck.

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