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Chicago bests New York City — in traffic levels

Chicago beat out New York in one set of data released Friday: We’ve got more traffic.

Two months of U.S. traffic data tallied by Google Maps indicates the Chicago metropolitan area has the second-highest traffic levels in the U.S.

Google maps used metro areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, so locally that means the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area.

Honolulu claimed the No. 1 spot, while the New York City-northern New Jersey-Long Island metro area came in No. 3.

Chicago’s West Loop squeezed into the No. 10 position nationwide among neighborhoods with the most traffic. In this category, three New York City neighborhoods beat us out: No. 3, Sunnyside; No. 6, Jamaica, and No. 8, Brooklyn Heights.



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