Borough has some of the busiest roads
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.