Average delay and average speed statistics for local ‘A’ roads (managed by local highway authorities) in England, for the year ending June 2016.
The average delay on local ‘A’ roads in England is estimated to be 45.2 seconds per vehicle per mile when compared to free flow. This represents an increase of 3.8% compared to the previous year (year ending June 2015).
The average speed on local ‘A’ roads in England was 25.4mph. This is a 1.7% decrease on the previous year.
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.