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London has the worst traffic in Europe

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kyra hanson

If you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam on a regular basis then you won't be surprised to find out that London is so chock-a-block with traffic congestion that it actually has the most traffic hotspots out of all the European cities surveyed by INRIX.

With just over 12,000 traffic hotspots, that's 28 times more than the average city. And all that time spent sitting in gridlocked traffic isn't just giving you a bad back, it's also pretty pricey. By 2025, the cost of congestion is set to reach £47 billion in London alone. 

It'll come as no surprise that the M25 between junctions 15 (M4) and 16 (M40) is the worst spot for traffic build up, while in inner London a long stream of vehicles brings the entire westbound Hammersmith section of the A4 to a halt. 

But things could be improving soon. Mayor Sadiq Khan recently unveiled plans to tackle congestion, which included plans to improve infrastructure, reduce the impact of planned closures and better communicate with road users. 

In other news, one in four UK graduates come to London for work

And plans for the tallest skyscraper in the City have just been approved

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