Bor­ough has some of the busiest roads

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - AN­NIE GOUK & SALINA PA­TEL by ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­ Twit­ter: @GetWestLon­don

HILLINGDON has some of the most busiest roads in the coun­try, sta­tis­tics re­veal.

The Depart­ment for Trans­port re­leased sta­tis­tics re­cently show­ing the av­er­age num­ber of ve­hi­cles us­ing roads across Bri­tian.

Among the 10 top ar­eas with the busiest roads, Hillingdon was in fifth place with 7,889 ve­hi­cles us­ing the av­er­age stretch of its road net­work daily.

The sta­tis­tics also showed Houn­slow bor­ough’s were the most heav­ily used in the whole of Bri­tain.

In 2016, 8,339 ve­hi­cles passed an av­er­age point in the Houn­slow road net­work ev­ery day, a mar­ginal in­crease from 8,240 the pre­vi­ous year.

This is more than twice as many than the na­tional av­er­age, where a typ­i­cal stretch of road would see 3,587 ve­hi­cles a day.

Look­ing at just west Lon­don, West­min­ster was just be­hind Houn­slow and Hillingdon as hav­ing the most heav­ily used roads, with 6,855 ve­hi­cles.

De­spite its high rank­ing, the bor­ough in fact recorded a mar­ginal decline in road traf­fic over a 12-month pe­riod from 6,879 in 2015 to 6,855 last year.

Eal­ing was also among very few ar­eas in Great Bri­tain which saw a fall in ve­hi­cles on its roads, although very lit­tle, from 5,705 in 2015 to 5,690 in 2016.

Har­row was the only bor­ough with a slightly lower than av­er­age num­ber of cars on the road, with just 3,312 ve­hi­cles pass­ing an av­er­age point ev­ery day.

Road use is at the high­est level it has ever been across the coun­try due to steady growth in car traf­fic.

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