By Billy Rose

As part of its 2011 Traffic Scorecard, INRIX analyzed the most congested corridors in the United States by metro. At number 1? The Northbound 405, from I-105/Imperial Highway to Getty Center Drive. On average it takes 33 minutes to cover the 13.1 mile stretch, which translates to a painstakingly slow average speed of 23.8 miles per hour.

Seven other Los Angeles stretches of pavement made INRIX’s Top 25, including the 10 Eastbound from Lincoln Blvd. to Alameda St. (#3), the 5 Southbound from Cesar Chavez Ave. to Valley View Ave. (#5) and the 110 Northbound from the 10 to Stadium Way (#12).

Add all the stop-and-go, bumper-to-bumper mayhem up, and according to The Wall Street Journal, the average driver in Los Angeles suffers 57 hours a year stuck in traffic. The way I see it: if you work anywhere near Downtown Los Angeles — and more and more are each day — you can get back more than two extra days a year living at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE. And with all the great restaurants, nightlife, sporting events and entertainment venues just steps away from your home poised high above it all, you’ll be spending that bonus time right there in your own neighborhood.

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