COVID-19 is Teaching Us How to Design Health Cities


Do you remember how much time you used to spend in traffic before Covid-19? I do. It was two hours in traffic. Every single day. And that was on a good day. 

Americans spend more than 100 hours in traffic each year at an annual cost of $1 400 a person, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which analyses congestion and mobility trends in more than 200 cities worldwide.

Commuters in Bogota, Rome and Dublin spend the most time in traffic globally, with an average of 272 hours, 254 hours and 246 hours per person per year, respectively. 

In Nairobi, Kenya, where residents spend at least 56 minutes a day in traffic, congestion has led to more than $500 000 in losses a day to the economy.