Slowest city in the WORLD where it takes 40 minutes to drive 6 miles is revealed – it's closer to home than you think | The Sun

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THE slowest city in the WORLD, where it takes 40 minutes to drive six miles, has been revealed – and it's closer to home than you think.

London is the world's slowest and second-most expensive city to drive in, according to new research.

And it took an average of 36 minutes and 20 seconds to travel ten kilometres in the centre of the capital in 2022, geolocation technology specialist TomTom said.

That was one minute and 50 seconds slower than 2021 and represents the longest time for a journey of that distance last year out of all the 389 cities in 56 countries analysed.

TomTom traffic expert Andy Marchant said people switching to road transport during rail strikes contributed to congestion in London last year.

India's Bengaluru had the second slowest time at 29 minutes and 10 seconds, followed by Dublin, Ireland (28 minutes and 30 seconds) and Sapporo, Japan (27 minutes and 40 seconds).


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Other UK cities ranked in the top 50 for congestion were Manchester, Liverpool and  Edinburgh.

And the research found that London was the world's second most expensive city to drive in last year, behind only Hong Kong.

And in the top 50 list were Bristol (19th), Brighton (41st), Manchester (47th) and Edinburgh (48th).

Shockingly, they found that the cost of using EV charger points in London was among the highest.

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To drive 10,000 miles in London in 2022, Londoners charging their cars in this way spent around £2,055, compared with £1,969 in Paris, £1,888 in Brussels, £1,794 in Berlin and £1,220 in New York.

Mr Marchant said: "Due to the configuration of the road network in central London, travel times, even without traffic, are some of the highest in the world.

"This doesn't mean that London is the most congested city in the world.

"However, there is a clear link between increased traffic congestion and London's slowest average speed in 2022.

"While strike action caused traffic congestion levels to soar, better traffic management based on real-time data intelligence is needed throughout the year to ensure viable traffic flows and the efficient use of city infrastructure."

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