London Home To The Worst Traffic In The World For Second Year Running

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

16 Jan 2023

London motorists are said to lose 156 hours sitting in congestion, making the UK capital home of the worst traffic in the world for the second year in a row.

The report by INRIX, Inc., a world leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, ranked London ahead of Chicago in the US which was found to be the world’s second most congested city last year, followed by Paris and Boston.

London’s most congested corridor last year was the A219 S/B from A304 Fulham Road to A297 Morden Hall Road.

The hours stuck behind the wheel is having a real impact on wallets, with the average cost of congestion being £1,377 per driver over the year – a major increase from £980 in 2021. 

Bob Pishue, transportation analyst and author of the report: “It is great to see civic and commercial life returning to normal, but unfortunately, we’re seeing congestion inching closer to, if not exceeding, pre- pandemic levels. We must manage congestion while improving mobility and accessibility in cities to avoid it hurting economic recovery and impacting the quality of life of commuters and residents.”