227 Hours and £1,680 Spent in London Traffic in 2018
New data has been released for the average commuting times in 2018 by INRIX. They are an organisation dedicated to analysing and providing global traffic data which is used for autonomous vehicles and and provided traffic services to over 40 countries.
In London, a huge 227 hours are lost in congestion every year which places it at number 6 on the global list of worst city commutes.
That's 9 and a half days commuters could have spent meaningfully, but instead were in a car going nowhere!
This equates to £1,680 per year in fuel - a huge chunk of money that doesn't take into account any other of the expenses with car ownership.
The average speed for the last mile of the journey was just 7mph.
If we assume an average riding speed of 12mph, an electric bike is 58% quicker than a car to get to work.
And it's not just London either. Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester and Hull all see 150+ hours wasted in 2018.
Comparing this to an electric bike, you can easily make back a significant chunk in the first year and claw back a huge amount of time from your daily commute.
And if you're a delivery driver, this is going to be even higher in terms of lost hours. An electric cargo bike can massively help to speed up deliveries.
You can view the full data set here.