- West Country (E)
- 4 updates
Bristol has the slowest rush-hour traffic in England. Data collected from sat-navs used in the city showed that at peak-travel times, cars crawl even slower than they do in London.
Bristol City Council disputes the findings, saying the roads flow faster now, than they have done for decades.
Our reporter Robert Murphy has been putting both claims to the test:
John Laite, Highways Manager for Bristol City Council, says congestion in Bristol is well managed.
He says research carried out by a sat nav company has given the "wrong image" of the city being the most congested in England.
Bristol is the most congested city in England, according to new research by a satnav manufacturer.
It found a typical journey takes 31% longer than it would in free flowing traffic, in London it takes 27.5%. The average journey in the city takes thirty one per cent longer than it would if the roads were clear. In the evening rush hour journeys take, on average, sixty four per cent longer.
Bristol is the most congested city in England, according to new research. It found the traffic's even worse than London's.
The average journey in Bristol takes 31% longer than it would if the roads were clear. In the evening rush hour journeys 64% longer on average.