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Old February 17th 19, 09:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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It's now faster to cycle than drive in some city centres as Britain’s roads become increasingly gridlocked, a report has found.

London and Edinburgh are the two most congested cities in the UK, with drivers clocking up average speeds of only 7mph during the final mile of their journeys, the global traffic audit has revealed.

It concluded that it has become ‘faster to ride a bike than drive or take the bus’ for millions of motorists in Britain.

It found that last year drivers in six UK cities – London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield – crawled along at an average speed of 10mph or less in the last mile of their journey.

The average cyclist in cities travels at 9.6mph, according to traffic analysts Inrix, which conducted the study.


Old February 19th 19, 12:30 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 19/02/2019 06:48, soup wrote:
On 18/02/2019 13:52, GB wrote:

Central London is pretty flat, so it's easy to cycle round.

Whereas Edinburgh is the complete opposite, everywhere is uphill from
everywhere else (only a slight hyperbole) .

Well exactly half a hyperbole.

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