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London is the seventh worst city in the world for traffic

Traffic - Scott McQuaide

Tube hold-ups and late trains are intricately woven into the fabric of our city lives, but it turns out things aren’t much better on our roads either. In fact, according to traffic data company Inrix, Londoners spend an average of 73 hours (or three days) a year queueing in rush hour traffic, making it the seventh worst city in the world for traffic jams out of an analysis of 1,000 cities across the globe.

The cities beating us to the not-so-coveted top spot include Los Angeles – which was found to be the most traffic-stricken city on the planet – and Moscow, which is the most congested in Europe. The study also showed that our clogged roads cost the capital more than £6 billion in 2016, or an average of £1,911 per driver. That’s some solid gold gridlock.

Photo: Scott McQuaid

In other news, Sadiq Khan is introducing a £10 'Toxicity Charge' for London's most polluting cars.

 

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