Congestion on London’s A-Roads 30%+ Up Since Pandemic

Driving through any big city is rarely a pleasure, but for Londoners, a move towards private transport, LTNs and cycle lanes is causing congestion that could test even the most patient drivers.

Huq’s high-frequency geo-location data records the speed of drivers across the UK’s A-Road network throughout the pandemic to provide an up-to-date measure of delays.

The indicator shows that congestion in London saw a significant increase of over 30pts in cases with traffic volumes still well below what it was before the pandemic.

A clear distinction has also emerged between built-up and rural areas in the last six months, with regions that have traditionally relied on public transport more likely increased road delays.


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