BOSTON (CBS) – The COVID pandemic had countless impacts over the last year. One area there may have been a positive improvement, however, was on the roads.
Transportation analytics company INRIX has released its annual study of traffic in major cities, and Boston had the fourth-worst ranking.READ MORE: Kyle Van Noy Hosts Christmas Party For Foster Children In Need
The good news? Boston was the worst in the nation last year, and by the numbers had massive drop-offs in several areas.
In 2019, Bostonians lost 149 hours due to traffic congestion. With the state largely shut down for much of 2020, that dropped by 68% to 48 hours.
The cost per driver in 2020 was $711, a savings of $1,517 from 2019.READ MORE: 'Get Vaccinated And Get Boosted': Gov. Baker Pushes COVID Shots In Brockton
From 2019 to 2020, collisions dropped by 33%.
The only number that increased for drivers in 2020? Year over year, the average downtown speed in Boston was up by 25%.
New York City claimed the top spot from Boston as the city with the worst traffic in this year’s rankings.MORE NEWS: Car Involved In Holbrook Crash Was Stolen From Amazon Driver, Police Say
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