Is driving in Seattle a hassle? Survey says yes

This probably won't come as a surprise to you, but Seattle is one of the country's worst cities for owning and driving a car

July 11, 2018

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Guess what? Seattle is one of the worst cities in the country to drive in.

This may not be a big news flash to you if you drive to and from work around the Sound every day, or ferry the kids to school and camps and soccer games. But now it's official: The survey of 2018's Best & Worst Cities to Drive In by WalletHub reveals that out of the country's top 100 cities, Seattle ranks the 96th best to drive in.(That's really close to the bottom of the list, if numbers aren't your thing!)

How did they determine this? They ranked cities on four points:

1) Cost of Ownership & Maintenance, 2) Traffic & Infrastructure, 3) Safety and 4) Access to Vehicles & Maintenance.

Our sample considers only the city proper in each case and excludes cities in the surrounding metro area.

(Oh, congrats, Bellevue, you're off the hook, for this one.)

I guess the big takeawy from this is that if you're going to drive around here, you need Relaxing Favorites more than ever, just to keep calm and sane behind the wheel.

Here's the full story. Orca bus pass, anybody?