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Travel time measures for local ‘A’ roads, England: October 2015 to September 2016

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

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Travel time measures for local ‘A’ roads, England: October 2015 to September 2016 tables

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

The average delay is estimated to be 45.6 seconds per vehicle per mile when compared to free flow. This represents an increase of 3.3% compared to the previous year (year ending September 2015).

The average speed was 25.3mph. This is a 1.4% 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.

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