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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:45 pm    Post subject: If you think city traffic has gotten worse - you're right Reply with quote

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The annual Traffic Index report from TomTom has the data to prove what we all suspected, traffic congestion has worsened, and markedly so, in the last five years.

Analysis of 14 trillion pieces of world wide traffic data has shown that the morning rush hour is now 10% worse than it was in 2010, UK city congestion is now 14% worse and the evening rush hour is now 19% worse.

The statistics are depressing and reveal drivers commuting into the UK's top 25 cities wasted 127 hours a year stuck in traffic last year.

Belfast is the worst city in the UK for traffic, London is 20th in the world table of most congested cities and 2nd in the UK whilst Manchester is 3rd.

Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Vice-President of TomTom Traffic said, "People simply aren’t doing enough to change their travel habits - such as working flexible hours, avoiding peak commuting times, making use of real–time traffic information and trying alternative travel modes. If only five per cent of us changed our travel plans, we could improve traffic congestion on our main roads by up to thirty per cent".

The full report, based on data from January - December 2015 can be read via the source link below.

Source: tomtom.com/trafficindex

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer. Seems Americanisation is getting everywhere now (Gotten) Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksfish wrote:
Bummer. Seems Americanisation is getting everywhere now (Gotten) Crying or Very sad

CORRECTION Americanisation has gotten everywhere. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with many Americanisms, "gotten" did start out as standard English here in the UK some time ago, but fell out of common usage.

As it has returned to common usage in the UK, in my opinion, it is no longer an Americanism Smile

BTW, us Brits have never stopped using it in the idiom "ill-gotten gains".
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and that is despite parking moving further and further into the side roads around my local underground station. Presumably autonomous cars will be able to come back and collect you at the end of the working day? Double the emissions though.
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