Revealed: Clogged Commuter Roads Where You’d Be Faster Cycling
Majority of motorists are still able to travel faster than a bicycle
The misery facing many commuters is revealed in new Government data highlighting the English A roads with the slowest average speeds during peak-time journeys.
With the average cycling speed said to be around 13 mph, our research using the data suggests that some motorists might soon be better off abandoning their cars and buying a bicycle.
However, there is some good news for car owners. While average A road speeds during peak-time travel are continuing to fall, motorists in most regions are still able to enjoy faster journey times than road users on two wheels.
Would you be better off travelling by bicycle?
The figures below reveal the towns and cities with the slowest peak-time A road journeys in each of the major English regions.
Take a look to see if you’d be better off travelling by bicycle.
Newcastle upon Tyne – 18.5 mph
Yorkshire and the Humber
Kingston upon Hull – 16.7mph
Nottingham – 15.6mph
Wolverhampton – 17.2mph
East of England
Southend-on-Sea – 18.7mph
Camden – 9.2mph
City of London – 9.2mph
Reading – 13.8mph
Bristol – 14.5mph
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