Ely traffic is as sluggish as London according to a new survey

Ely is joint third slowest city in the country PHOTO: Satrak

Ely is joint third slowest city in the country PHOTO: Satrak - Credit: Archant

Ely has been named as the country’s joint third slowest city and is only a second travelling speed behind Cambridge, the worst in Britain, according to latest figures.

Slowest roads in Britain PHOTO: Satrak

Slowest roads in Britain PHOTO: Satrak - Credit: Archant

The traffic in Ely travels at the same pace as the country’s capital, London, travelling at an average speed of just 14.59mph.

That speed is not far behind Cambridge where vehicles travel an average of 13.73 mph.

Dan Walton, managing director of Satrak Vehicle Tracking, which carried out the report, said: It’s nice to see that people are taking care in many of our cities, as these places are often busy and above all are not environments for speeding.

Slowest motorways in Britain PHOTO: Satrak

Slowest motorways in Britain PHOTO: Satrak - Credit: Archant

“This shows the importance that Cambridge and Ely have on the economy and business infrastructure of the country,” he said.


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None of the traffic in the top ten slowest cities exceeded 20mph.

The fastest average speeds in cities were found to be in Carlisle (44.7 mph), Preston (39.8mph), and Winchester (39 mph).

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When it comes to motorways the M25 was found to be the number one most sluggish with vehicles averaging just 25.05 mph.

The number 10 sluggish motorway was the M602 in Manchester with average speeds of 48.33mph.

The motorway results looked at data from 527,00 vehicles over the period of a year.

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