Motorists given a slow start in rush hour on A roads
MOTORISTS using an A road in Hillingdon can be forgiven for bemoaning the slow speed they are forced to adopt.
Drivers on the A4007 eastbound are clocking up an average speed of just 5.7mph during the morning rush hour.
But spare a thought for those on the A400 northbound in Westminster where traffic crawled along at an average speed of 3.8mph.
The figures released by the Department for Transport show the average speed during the morning commute for each west London borough in June this year.
The second slowest stretch of road in the area is the eastbound portion of the A306, in Hammersmith & Fulham, where morning speeds only reach 4.6mph on average, while in third place is the A4007 eastbound, in Hillingdon.
The figures are down on the same time last year, meaning the capital’s roads are getting more and more congested.
The roads making up the Top 10 Roads to Hell are dominated by Westminster and H&F highways, with the two boroughs accounting for eight of the entries.
At the other end of the scale, the quickest A road during rush hour in west London is the A40 westbound, in Kensington & Chelsea, where average rush-hour speeds reach a rapid 42.2mph.
The slowest stretch of A road in the whole of England is the A407 westbound, in Barnet – just over the border from Harrow – where cars travelled slower than walking pace, at an average of 2.8mph, during morning rush hour in June.