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Travel time measures for local 'A' roads, England: April 2015 to March 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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Travel time measures for local 'A' roads, England: April 2015 to March 2016 tables

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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.

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Published 19 May 2016