Aylesbury traffic named as EIGHTH worst in all of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for commuters in 2019

In a study, published last weekend Aylesbury was named as the EIGHTH worst in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 9:40 am
Aylesbury's nightmarish traffic

And we're not even a city!!

In an article published in the I Newspaper on Saturday, a graphic was published showing how many hours an 'average' commuter spent in traffic during 2019.

It may not surprise you to learn that London was top of all the cities and towns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with commuters spending on average 149 hours sat in the gridlock.

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Belfast came a close second with 112 hours, followed by Bristol (103), Edinburgh (98), Manchester (92), Cardiff, (87) and Lincoln with an average of 82 hours spent sat still.

Aylesbury however, the only town on the list - racked up a huge EIGHTY ONE hours over 2019 sat in deadlock around the town.

The data, provided by Inrix paints a shocking picture of the horrendous commutes people are having into Aylesbury.

Time lost to sitting in jams cost the country the equivalent of £6.9 billion - or £894 per driver - according to traffic analysts Inrix.

Trevor Reed, transportation analyst at Inrix, said that many cities' problems stemmed from the way that they had developed over centuries.

He said: "London is over 2,000 years old. When you develop around walking, and horse and buggy, and everything but cars, the urban environment does not handle [cars] all that well.

"You have very severe congestion and a massive, relatively high earning population.”

He added that even relatively minor growth in traffic numbers was enough to drive up congestion significantly. "You add just enough cars to make nothing work, he said. “Sometimes you add one or two per cent more cars, and it causes a vicious cycle of congestion to set in."