Brazilian capitals residents spend an average of 21 days a year in traffic

A survey by CNDL, SPC, and Sebrae shows that the pandemic and remote work have changed urban commuting habits in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Brazilian capitals spend an average of two hours a day in traffic. In the year as a whole, 21 days are spent exclusively in front of the steering wheel or on public transportation.

The data are from the Urban Mobility Research 2022 carried out in partnership with CNDL (National Confederation of Store Managers), SPC (Credit Protection Service), and Sebrae.

Compared with the survey done in 2017, however, there was a reduction of 28 minutes of the daily traffic journey.

In percentage numbers, the amount of time in traffic among respondents in 2022 was:

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