- Department for Transport
- Part of:
- Road congestion and travel times, Road network and traffic, and Average speed and delay on local ‘A’ roads (CGN05)
- 19 May 2016
Average speed and delay statistics for local ‘A’ roads, managed by local highway authorities in England, for the year ending March 2016.
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Statistics on average speed and average delay for local ‘A’ roads managed by local highway authorities in England.
The average speed on local ‘A’ roads in England is estimated to be 25.5mph. This is a 2.1% decrease on the year ending March 2015.
The average delay on local ‘A’ roads in England was 44.7 seconds per vehicle per mile when compared to free flow. This represents an increase of 4.2% compared to the year ending March 2015.
Average speeds have decreased steadily since the start of this series in 2014. These decreases have been greater on urban classified roads than on rural roads. Combining these statistics with similar statistics previously published suggest average weekday morning peak speeds have been falling steadily for the past 4 years.
Road congestion and travel times
SRN travel time measures 020 7944 2028
Local congestion and speeds 020 7944 6579
Published: 19 May 2016