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Congestion increase could cost UK economy £15 billion per year, Cycling UK warns

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

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Transport experts warn of ‘traffic gridlock’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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Traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

Traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and is now above 2019 levels outside the city centre, new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found. The analysis is based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, from May 2020 onwards. In the last week, average congestion …

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Congestion “cost UK economy £6.9 billion” in 2019

Congestion cost the UK economy £6.9 billion in 2019, a report by transport data firm Inrix has found. The findings also show that on average, UK drivers wasted 115 hours in congestion, costing an average of £894 individually. London ranked as the most congested city in the country where the …

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