Moscow tops ranking of most congested cities in the world

Clogged old roads cost British economy £8bn in productivity

Clogged old roads cost British economy £8bn in productivity

The average driver wasted 61 hours in congestion during 2018 on the stretch of the A406 between the Chiswick Roundabout and Hangar Lane.

The average cost of congestion per Lexington driver is $1,108, which is worse than Dallas, Orlando and Phoenix.

London and Edinburgh are said to be the UK's slowest cities. The commission is also working with five "case study" cities - the Liverpool City Region, West Yorkshire Combined Authority including Leeds and Bradford, Derby, Basildon and Exeter - as they develop their long-term strategies.

Other negative effects of congestion are lower productivity as people are more regularly late to work and increased pollution and accidents.

Away from London, Leeds Road/Saltaire Road from Harrogate Road to Bradford Road in Leeds and the A34 in Birmingham from Highfield Road to Highgate Middleway were the two worst traffic hotspots, with 44 hours wasted in each location past year. Motorists lose an average of 56 and 49 hours respectively on these London roads.

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Inrix transportation analyst Trevor Reed added: "Congestion costs Brits billions of pounds each year".

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. came in second both in terms of impact and time wasted, with 144 hours lost and drivers losing an average of $2,161 previous year on their commute.

London (227 hours lost due to congestion) and Birmingham (134 hours) ranked as the two most congested cities in the United Kingdom by the INRIX overall impact of congestion ranking. The most congested city globally is Moscow, according to the report, followed by Istanbul, Bogota, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

Proposals in the National Infrastructure Assessment included funding and powers to be devolved to city leaders, so they can develop long-term strategies to improve local transport while also delivering new homes and job opportunities.

"With the help of new and innovative intelligent transportation solutions, we can begin to tackle the mobility issues we face today".

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