Most Congested Day in 2014
Thursday, Jan. 2
The year's first snowstorm led to a parking ban that resulted in 442 tickets in 24 hours and accidents along interstates 90 and 480 west. Cohn encourages drivers to look at real-time traffic info. "See what's happening on the road before you depart," he says.
Most Congested Route
The Innerbelt where I-90 crosses Superior and Chester avenues
"Traffic is really focused in some of the same commuter routes every day," Cohn says. "Even though there are alternatives that might not be the absolute shortest route, they would save time."
Worst Weekly Commute During Peak Periods
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings
"People leave at a little more scattered times during morning peaks," he says. "In evening peaks, everyone wants to be home at the same time." Consider starting both legs of your commute a half hour earlier, he says.