National Statistics

Travel time measures for local ‘A’ roads, England: January 2016 to December 2016

Statistics on the average delay and speed for local ‘A’ roads in England, for the year ending December 2016.

Documents

Travel time measures for local ‘A’ roads, England: January 2016 to December 2016 tables

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Average delay and average speed statistics for local ‘A’ roads (managed by local highway authorities) in England, for 2016.

The average delay is estimated to be 45.9 seconds per vehicle per mile when compared to free flow. This represents an increase of 2.8% compared to 2015.

The average speed was 25.2mph. This is a 1.2% decrease compared to 2015.

Average speeds have decreased steadily since the start of this series in 2014. Typically these decreases have been greater on urban classified roads than on rural roads. However in recent quarters, the decrease has been greater 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.

Contact us

Road congestion and travel times

Published 23 February 2017