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Detroit traffic

United States of America

Live traffic

Local time
10:13 AM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Detroit traffic in 2023



Travel time didn't change in Detroit last year.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 382

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
9 min 10 s
no change since 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Detroit in 2023?

December 23 Saturday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
11 min 40 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Detroit during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
78h
time spent driving
17h due to congestion
15 x
Approximately 15 books
Emissions
(yearly)
764kg
CO2 emitted
99kg due to congestion
76 x
76 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
339USD
money spent
44USD due to congestion
6 x
Approximately 6 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Detroit

What did travel times look like over a week in Detroit? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

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Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Thursday
4 PM - 5 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 11 min 50 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Detroit)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Thursdays)
16 hours
64 USD
145 kg
Three days of working from home (Thursdays, Wednesdays, Tuesdays)
48 hours
192 USD
433 kg

How busy was Detroit during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Detroit?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 1 min
Per 10 km trip
9 min
evening rush
+ 3 min
Per 10 km trip
11 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

17 hours

5 h 8 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Detroit during rush hour?

morning rush
64 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
9 min
evening rush
54 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
11 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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