Edinburgh is fourth most congested city in UK

Edinburgh is scotland's most congested. Pic: Rob McDougall
Edinburgh is scotland's most congested. Pic: Rob McDougall
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EDINBURGH is Scotland’s most gridlocked city and has the fourth worst congestion levals in the UK according to a new survey.

The TomTom Traffic Index says drivers with a 30 minute daily commute in the city can expect to spend 86 hours in traffic a year.

And it suggests Edinburgh is even more congested than London, although the situation is actually said to be improving over the last 12 months.

Traffic Expert Nick Cohn was quoted telling Edinburgh’s Forth News today: “Drivers can spend several days a year just sitting in congestion.

“It is certainly a waste of time and money, especially for businesses which rely on deliveries and logisitics.

“Edinburgh has a very dense centre, so the reason it is worse than London could be the lack of alternative routes and more limited public transport options.”

The UK’s most congested cities:

1 Belfast

2 Bristol

3 Brighton & Hove

4 Edinburgh

5 London

6 Leeds-Bradford

7 Manchester

8 Leicester

9 Sheffield

10 Liverpool