Which North Carolina City Ranked As The Worst For Commuting In The US?
Despite more people than ever working from home, rush hour is still thriving. In fact, sometimes it seems like it never ends. Especially in Charlotte. But which North Carolina city is the worst for commuting? Our friends at Compare the Market AU conducted research into the cities where Americans complain the most about traffic. They did so by analyzing Twitter (X) data. And that data revealed that Charlotte ranked as the 10th worst commuter city in the US. According to Compare The Market AU over 20% of tweets associated with ‘commute’ in Charlotte were negative.
The only part of that that comes as a surprise to me is that there wasn’t more negative sentiment. I know I’ve personally never ranted online about how wonderful traffic was! But perhaps people do. Here are the top 5 cities the worst for commuting:
- Los Angeles
- New York City
I don’t envy anyone who drives in LA or NYC. Not on my bucket list in the slightest. I’m SHOCKED at the omission of Atlanta on this list however and that is my least favorite city I have ever personally driven in. And the drive there isn’t much better. So while traffic in Charlotte seemingly gets worse every day, there are worse places to drive for sure. Do you agree that Charlotte is the worst North Carolina city for commuting? I’ve lived in Raleigh as well and I-40 as well as I-440 can be a massive headache as well!
To create this list Compare the Market AU used Linkfluence to source the negative sentiment score (%) for ‘city and commute/traffic’. This was based on Tweets from the past 12 months to reveal which city suffers the most from commute times, and how negatively people talk about it online. You can read the full study here.