Researchers have discovered that London continues to have the most crowded roads in the world and that more time is lost due to traffic than before the outbreak.
According to a study by the provider of traffic data Inrix, drivers in the capital waited in traffic for an average of 156 hours in 2022.
The city had topped Inrix’s list of the world’s busiest cities for the previous two years.
Additionally, researchers revealed that London had the UK’s five busiest roadways.
The survey, which examines 1,000 cities in 50 different nations, showed that the amount of time in the capital that was wasted to traffic congestion last year had increased by 5% compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Drivers lost an average of 47 hours on the A219 southbound corridor, which runs from Fulham to Morden and is a major route out of the capital.
Researchers claimed that delays brought on by the Hammersmith Bridge’s restriction to motorized traffic were partially to blame.
Bristol was assessed to have the second-worst traffic congestion in the UK, behind Manchester, Birmingham, and Belfast, according to the survey.
Chicago, in the United States, was ranked as the second-most congested city in the world last year, behind Paris and Boston.
According to the report’s author Bob Pishue, it is wonderful to see civic and commercial life returning to normal. However, we are regrettably observing congestion edging up to or even surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
To prevent harming the economic recovery and having an adverse effect on commuters’ and inhabitants’ quality of life, congestion must be managed while enhancing mobility and accessibility in cities.