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Research has shown that Brits spend a year of their lives stuck in traffic

More than half of them have given up driving completely because of traffic jams – one in three uses alternative means of transport such as e-bikes or e-scooters

Brits spend a year of their lives stuck in traffic
Brits spend a year of their lives stuck in traffic

According to research, Brits spend the equivalent of a year of their adult lives in traffic.

A survey of 2,000 adults found that road users get stuck in traffic for a fifth of their trips, for an average of almost three hours a week.

As a result, more than half (56 percent) avoid driving altogether, while many road users take additional measures to avoid the dreaded traffic jam – such as driving.

On average, those who leave early leave 26 minutes in advance to miss the traffic.

Despite this, 36 percent were late for work because of traffic, while 23 percent were late because of a social event.

And one in three (34 percent) even gets jealous when bicycles or scooters whiz past bumper to bumper.







One in three uses alternative means of transport such as e-bikes or e-scooters
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But it’s not just logistical issues that concern road users, more than half (52 percent) are also concerned about the impact of congestion on the environment.

To address these concerns, 35 percent have resorted to alternative modes of transportation such as e-scooters and e-bikes to get around their cities.

multimobility app, NOW FREEcommissioned the study to highlight the impact of congestion on daily life and the alternatives consumers are now adopting to get around cities.

Mariusz Zabrocki from FREE NOW: “Driving in a traffic jam is uncomfortable and stressful, to say the least.

“So it’s no wonder that city dwellers are looking for quick alternatives to get from A to B.”

The study also found that 42 percent would consider incorporating e-scooters and e-bikes into a longer commute when combined with local bus services and train travel.

Reaching your destination faster (56 percent), doing more for the environment (52 percent) and avoiding traffic jams (27 percent) were cited as the top benefits of riding an e-bike or e-scooter.

Mariusz Zabrocki added: “We were at the forefront of offering our customers eco-friendly alternatives when we became the first app to offer electric taxis and private rental vehicles by default, moving through cities with their access to bus lanes and unique knowledge of roads and routes.

“We are proud to build on this by adding e-bikes and e-scooters to the offering, bringing frictionless and sustainable mobility to Brits and thereby helping to reduce congestion.

“If you look at the big picture, a recent report have found that a city with pure shared mobility requires 90 percent fewer private vehicles – so we are doing everything we can to transform urban mobility without putting more cars on the streets.”

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