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Hull travel times increased in 2023 with ‘congestion level’ in…

Travel times in the Hull area increased in 2023 according to new data from TomTom. The city also ranks in the UK top five worst for its 'congestion level', according to the company's latest Traffic Index. The average time to drive 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the city centre in 2023 took 18 minutes and 20 seconds – 20 seconds longer than in 2022. Within the larger metropolitan area – defined as a 5km radius from the city centre – average travel time to drive 10km also increased by 20 seconds from 2022 to 16 minutes and 10 seconds. The figures also show the average Hull-area commuter will spend 55 hours a year in rush-hour congestion (71 hours if driving in the city centre), based on a 10km one-way commute – the 8th highest in the UK. READ MORE: Uber gets green light to operate in Hull as licence approved 'Priority' works at Hull's Spring Bank West and Walton Street junction postponed due to 'clashes' Travel times rose in 21 of the 25 UK cities covered by the Traffic Index, with the average travel time per 10km in Hull city centre ranking 13th, and 11th for the wider metropolitan area. The only UK cities on the list that didn't see travel times increase were Glasgow, Coventry, Edinburgh, and Brighton and Hove. The data also compares Hull to cities around the world, with the metropolitan area ranking 102nd out of 387 for longest average travel time per 10km, and the city centre ranking 118th. However, with a 'congestion level' (the average additional time in per cent lost to traffic, compared to driving in free-flow conditions) of 35 per cent in the metropolitan area and 40 per cent in the city centre, Hull fared worse. It ranked 36th in the world and 4th in the UK for the wider area, while coming i
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