Britain’s Least Trafficked Road Revealed – Will Your Road Make the List of Most Congested Routes?
Britain’s most congested roads have been revealed as the average driver lost 80 hours to traffic jams in 2022.
London’s streets have been dubbed the world’s busiest as new data revealed the extent of delays in the capital.
Data company INRIX has released its annual Global Traffic Scorecard, with routes in cities like Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh all making the list of the UK’s busiest.
The A219 southbound between Fulham and Morden in south London topped the rankings with an average of 47 lost hours, closely followed by the A202 eastbound in south-east London at 45.
Both streets are popular commuter routes and experienced their busiest times at 5 p.m. each day.
Outside the capital, the worst road was the A45 Eastbound in Birmingham, where drivers lost an average of 37 hours, with a peak time of 4pm.
Much of the traffic was caused by road works that were ongoing in the second half of the year.
The data also showed the 10 cities with the highest traffic delay times.
London, perhaps unsurprisingly, topped the list by a wide margin, with an average delay time per driver of a whopping 156 hours.
According to INRIX, the cost per driver was £1,377 due to lost fuel and other running costs.
Bristol came in a distant second place with 91 hours lost per driver and a price tag of £805 Manchester rounded out the first three with 84 hours lost, giving motorists an average of £742.
The cities of Cambridge, exeter and Cheltenham were lucky enough to be dropped from the list.
They have been replaced by EdinburghLeeds and leicester in seventh, ninth and tenth place.
The nationwide average of 80 lost hours is a seven-hour increase from 2021 but a 35-hour decrease from 2019.
For the country as a whole, the total cost of congestion is estimated at around £9.5 billion.
In the worldwide operations, London’s average lost hours of 157 earned him the dubious honor of being number one, ahead Chicago at 155 p.m. and Paris at 138.
Bob Pishue, a traffic analyst and author of the report, said: “It’s great to see civil and commercial life returning to normal, but unfortunately we are seeing congestion approaching, if not exceeding, pre-pandemic levels.
“We must manage congestion while improving mobility and accessibility in cities to avoid hampering economic recovery and impacting the quality of life of commuters and residents.”
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