Auckland recently beat Hong Kong for traffic congestion, when recent data put it at 40th-worst big city in the world for gridlock.
And with winter getting colder, many super city commuters may be dreaming of some freedom from the rat race.
Fortunately, real estate website Curbed has made a helpful list of car-free cities around the world.
Some are historic town centres that have banned cars; some have streets that are simply too narrow for vehicles. Others, like Venice, rely on boats.
In an effort to end traffic chaos and air pollution, the Ghent city centre banned cars in 1996. The streets are now free for exploring on foot, by bike or public transport.