Don’t worry, be happy, it will never happen in Lyon.
Where is the Longest Traffic Jam in France?
Lyon and Paris are not what we call car markets insofar as the local people only spent 46 hours in traffic jams in 2012 compared to 2011 with 54 hours.
- Lyon has become the second busiest city after Paris. At the same time, the decrease in the hours spent in traffic jams can be explained by the economic slowdown in France.
- In Europe, Brussels is the top city with 84 hours spent in traffic jam, London being the 16th European city.
- In Spain the hours spent in traffic jams have been decreasing for the past few years, which means that it is the first country to suffer from the European crisis.
Good news is that France is part of the top 5 countries to have the longest traffic jams in
Europe, which means that France is still a prosperous country that suffers less through the recession.
In Lyon, there are many solutions to avoid traffic jams:
- think ahead and plan your route to avoid backtracking or sitting in traffic jams at rush hour
- use the public transport like the bus, the cable car, the subway or Velo’V (public
bikes available everywhere in downtown and in the different districts of Lyon)
- share your car with someone
Be sure that you will never play cards to curb boredom in a traffic jam in Lyon, except
if there is a public transport strike at the same time.
Well, you never know in France. We may have the longest traffic jam in Lyon in that case!