San Francisco is third worst metro for traffic

  • A 20-minute drive in light traffic takes three times longer to complete during times of peak congestion.
  • The metro consumes the third most gas in the nation.
  • The average SF commuter spends nearly 7 hours in traffic per month.

Along with housing costs, traffic congestion in metro San Francisco appears to be an additional stress for residents. Drivers in San Francisco are said to deal with 78 hours of traffic-related delays during a year, according to a report from INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.