Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., traffic around the five boroughs is almost unavoidable. New York City drivers spent an average of 53 hours in traffic last year, up three hours from 2012. The reasons are fairly obvious: It's become extremely expensive to live in Manhattan and now, most of Brooklyn, so a large number of people live in the suburbs and commute in. But few New Yorkers bother with cars. If you're living and working in the New York area and haven't exhausted your options for public transit, try again. It's worth it.
Worst Corridor: The Cross Bronx Expressway between Baychester Avenue and I-87/Exit 1
Worst Hour: Fridays at 3 p.m.
Travel Tip: Train. Between MTA, Amtrak, Jersey Transit and PATH, there's a slew of ways to get into the city without enduring the Lincoln Tunnel.