Plymouth Live story on city congestion

Plymouth Live are reporting today that ‘Plymouth drivers spend more time in traffic than most of the UK’.

It is not helpful to compare delay times in cities against a national average that includes quiet rural roads.

If you look at the data for the rest of England the average delay in Plymouth is much lower than that of many other urban areas.

While our average delay has increased by 1.1 per cent, this is lower than the national increase of 2.3 per cent and much lower than increases in a number of other urban areas.

We are working hard to keep the city moving as it grows and are investing in an unprecedented programme of road improvements, with construction already well under way on Mannamead Road and schemes at Charles Cross, Forder Valley and Woolwell all being delivered between now and 2021.

We are also asking Highways England to support improvements on the A38 as part of its second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).