North Shore Traffic vs. South Shore Traffic

Who has worse traffic?


Source: MassDot Highway Division Transportation Data Management System. Averages calculated using all available monthly hourly volume data.

Maybe it’s all those weekend warriors on their way to the Cape. We compared the average daily traffic volume per month at one point on Route 1 and Route 3, and found that South Shore motorists have a much tougher ride—with nearly twice as many vehicles on the road in the summer. That’s double the potential for weaving, honking, merging-without-signaling drivers.

*** WINNER ***

North Shore. From the orange dino to the leaning tower of pizza, Route 1 is faster and more fun.

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