Across the United States, there are several cities that are certainly known for the rather poor condition of their roads. Whether it’s giant potholes or infrastructure problems, when roads are poorly maintained, they can not only be dangerous and frustrating to drivers, but they can also be the cause of many costly repairs to vehicles. So, which cities across the United States are considered to have the worst roads out there?
This infographic from the team at Teletrac Navman looks at the conditions of the roads in the largest urban areas across the country to determine which cities have the worst roads in the United States. The infographic shows which cities have the worst and best roads, and their research showed that the five cities within the United States with the worst roads were San Francisco-Oakland (CA), San Jose (CA), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (CA), Honolulu (HI), and Milwaukee (WI). The research also showed that the five cities with the best roads in the United States were Orlando (FL), Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA-NH-RI), Jacksonville (FL), and Portland (OR).
TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, has provided data revealing that San Francisco, CA, holds the title for the city with the most poorly maintained roads in the United States. Approximately 71% of roads in the San Francisco-Oakland area are rated as “poor,” while a mere 6% are classified as “good.” As a consequence of these subpar road conditions, drivers in San Francisco face the highest average vehicle maintenance and repair costs in the country, amounting to $1,049 per motorist.
Coming in second on the list is another Californian city, San Jose. In the San Jose area, 64% of roads are deemed to be in “poor” condition, with only 9% classified as “good.” Motorists in San Jose experience an average additional maintenance and repair cost of $983, slightly below that of San Francisco.