Capital is hard without a car

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EDINBURGH is among the hardest cities in Europe to get around without a car, according to research out today.

The Capital comes in 11th place on a 13-strong ease-of-travel city table compiled by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).

Stockholm was judged to be the best European city to get around without a car, followed by Helsinki, Prague, Paris and Berlin.

The cities were judged on 16 categories, including ease of access to public transport, public attitudes to car use, congestion levels and the side effects from cars.

Edinburgh was second only to London for congestion and worse than Rome or Paris.

Only Rome, in 13th and last place, was deemed less “green” and public transport-friendly than the UK’s main cities.