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Epic traffic paralyzes the region as gridlock grips the halls of power

By November 19, 2019 December 9th, 2020 No Comments

Excerpt of full story written by Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe, originally published Nov 19, 2019

In the first of its three-part series, the Pulitzer-prize winning Spotlight reporting team dives into Boston’s legendary congestion. Powered by StreetLight’s analysis of city traffic over the last several years, the Boston Globe reporting team uncovered growing congestion and gridlock in the metro area. 

“The metropolitan region has 300,000 more cars and trucks than it did five years ago, according to an analysis of state data. Congestion has crippled every major commuting thoroughfare, from the south, west, or north. Some morning drives have doubled or worse, dooming drivers to thousands of hours a year lost to staring at the red river of tail lights ahead and wondering why.”

StreetLight’s traffic analysis shows Boston’s traffic by the hour, using interactive digital maps.

Click here to read the full Boston Globe article


From congestion studies to corridor studies to mitigating cut-though traffic, learn more about how cities and departments of transportation use StreetLight’s empirical data to solve their biggest challenges.

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