Does the congestion affect you?
A new study has found that London has the worst traffic than anywhere else in Europe.
The capital has thousands of “congestion hotspots”, a total of 12,776. These spots have a huge impact on people getting about than the hotspots in 123 other cities, in 19 other countries, the study was found by travel experts INRIX.
According to INRIX London pays the highest price when it comes to time wasted in congestion, this could potentially cost drivers in the capital £42bn over the next decade.
The UK’s worst traffic hotspot is situated on the M25 between junctions 15 (M4) and 16 (M40). Towards inner London the worst hotspot is the entire westbound Hammersmith section of the A4.
The worst 21 cities in the UK for congestion could cost £61.8bn over the next decade in terms of time wasted in lengthy delays.
Steve Gooding, RAC foundation director, told the Evening Standard: “The cost of congestion isn’t just measured in pounds and pence.”
“There is also a human price to pay, both in terms of missed appointments – anything from job interviews to family gatherings – and the impact of poor air quality.”
“It’s easy to blame private car drivers but much of the congestion is caused by vans and lorries, taxis and buses – the sort of vehicles without which London really would grind to a halt.”