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Congestion in UK cities - 'Ranking Activity'

Jonny Clark

6th February 2018

Traffic data firm Inrix has released a report attempting to detail the impact of road congestion in the UK. Their 2017 Congestion scorecard is available here. According to their statistics, the average UK driver spent 31 hours stuck in traffic last year. The report indicates particular hot spots - with the big cities of London, Birmingham and Manchester appearing alongside places such as Luton and Bournemouth.

The report attempts to highlight costs in terms of wasted fuel and time as well as the additional cost to consumers caused by these factors.

Here's a nice activity using slightly different data.  GPS manufacturer TomTom compiled their own survey to find the most congested cities in Europe.  The figures quoted are the average additional time (as a percentage) taken to reach destinations.  This is quite a difficult activity!  You only have four attempts to get the answer correct.

Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.

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