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Welling­ton has one of the worst morn­ing com­mutes in the world for a city of its size but Auck­land is still our most con­gested city. Fig­ures pub­lished by GPS nav­i­ga­tion com­pany TomTom show Auck­land’s con­ges­tion has al­most dou­bled since 2014, with com­muters spend­ing an ex­tra four work­ing weeks a year sit­ting in their cars com­pared to if they made the same jour­ney in freeflow­ing traf­fic. Still, Auck­land sits well down the list by in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, sit­ting in 47th for the most con­gested cities in 2016. TomTom mea­sures traf­fic con­ges­tion by gath­er­ing data from its 500 mil­lion GPS de­vices world­wide, which feed back in­for­ma­tion to a data­base ev­ery 10 sec­onds.

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