20 Cities with the Roughest Rides

| Published on November 6, 2013

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There are some urban regions across the United States where drivers are more likely to increase poor road conditions than others.

In its annual report,  “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother,” The Road Information Program (TRIP) lists the 20 large cities (regions with at least 500,000 people, including its neighboring or surrounding suburban areas) with the highest percentage of major roads and highways with pavements that are in poor condition and will provide a rough ride.

By rank, they include the following 20 cities (% of roads in poor condition):

1.

Los Angeles / Long Beach / Santa Ana

64%

2.

San Francisco / Oakland

60%

3.

San Jose

56%

4.

San Diego

55%

5.

Tucson

53%

6.

New York City / Newark

51%

7.

Bridgeport / Stamford

51%

8.

Milwaukee

48%

9.

New Orleans

47%

10.

Oklahoma City

47%

11.

Tulsa

46%

12.

Seattle

45%

13.

Honolulu

43%

14.

Sacramento

43%

15.

Concord, CA

42%

16.

New Haven

42%

17.

Riverside / San Bernardino

39%

18.

Springfield, MA

39%

19.

Boston

39%

20.

Hartford

38%

For more information on the cost of poor road conditions to individual drivers, click here.

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