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Wallasey road among most congested outside London
WIRRAL is home to one of the slowest-moving roads in the country during rush hour, it has been claimed.
A new survey shows Poulton Road in Wallasey to be the third most congested road outside of London at peak times.
According to the study, which listed Park Way in Manchester as having the worst conditions outside the capital, cars on Poulton Road crawl along at an average speed of just 1.76mph during the morning rush.
The research found that on average, the breakfast commute adds at least 50% to driver journey times, although some highways record consistently slow speeds, suggesting local authorities need to look at what can be done to solve a chronic problem.
Chris McClellan, managing director of GPS vehicle tracking RAM Tracking, which carried out the survey, said: “Our findings have revealed what a phenomenal amount of time many business drivers waste when travelling during the breakfast rush hour."
Some years ago, the Globe listed what we considered were Wirral's top "Horror Highways" and asked our readers to suggest their own.
Top of the list was the then new and "improved" St James' roundabout in Birkenhead.