Las Vegas Road Congestion: The Numbers

The United States Census Bureau 2007 “National Data Book” is online. And it has some interesting information about traffic congestion (see 1078 – Roadway Congestion: 2003) in Las Vegas.

  • Las Vegas’ annual cost per person due to traffic congestion is $279; the national average is $422.
  • Our annual delay per person is 16 hours; the national average is 25 hours.
  • Part of the perception of our problems is that we have a higher than average miles of freeway travel per lane-mile of freeway, probably because we’re more spread out than most cities our size (Las Vegas is 17,062 per day compared with the national average of 16,206).

Here is a direct link to the Census Bureau spreadsheet that includes this data.

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