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Drivers in Sydney spend more time in their cars during a commuting. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

Revealed: Melbourne is ranked as the most crowded city in the country – and it takes Sydney drivers to work longer during the morning rush hour

  • Melbourne passes Sydney for the worst traffic and traffic congestion in Australia
  • Australian Automobile Association completed the study with five years of data
  • Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney recorded lower average travel times for trips
  • Adelaide records the slowest average speed of the Australian capitals
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Melbourne is ranked as the most crowded city in the country, but it is Sydney riders who spend the most time on their morning ritual.

Figures from the Australian Automobile Association revealed that while Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have all registered more traffic and use of roads, Melbourne has become the new hotspot for traffic congestion.

During their journey, drivers in the city achieve from 30 kilometers to 46 seconds travel time.

Drivers in Sydney spend more time in their cars during a commuting. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

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Drivers in Sydney spend more time in their cars during a commuting. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

Over a five-year period, data was collected on the categories average speed, average speed morning and afternoon rush hour, percentage speed limit and free flow traffic, and variability between measurements.

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane all recorded lower average speeds and increased congestion, making them the most densely populated roads in Australia.

Melbourne got the worst score, with all nine CBD trips including Parkville, Epping and the airport that booked slower and longer average driving times since 2013.

Melbourne's CBD airport was particularly poor, with average speeds on this route falling by 19%, 10 times higher than the average of other capitals.

Measured against the speed limit, the Melbourne drivers will reach the maximum permitted speed only 78.3% of the time, recording the largest decrease in average speed in the country, with a decrease of 2.7%.

While Sydney had eight of the eleven location case studies show further declining results, CBD journeys from Penrith, Parramatta and Campbelltown booked higher speeds and journeys, with drivers arriving at their destinations on average 1.3 minutes earlier than five years ago.

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Sydney has had the largest drop in morning speed, but is booking faster arrival times than our southern neighbors by 1.3%.

Adelaide recorded lower average speeds than any other capital at only 55.5 km / h, almost 10 km / h below the national average.

Melbourne is ranked as the most crowded city in the country. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

Melbourne is ranked as the most crowded city in the country. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

Melbourne is ranked as the most crowded city in the country. Map indicates how many minutes each driver will stay longer in his vehicle during rush hour

If road rage is your vice and CBD traffic drives you against the wall, Canberra is the choice of the Australian metro route network, with average speeds that increase every year over the past five years and record less driving time.

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Talk about Melbourne 3AW radio this morning, Marion Terrill, the Director of Transport and Cities of the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, suggested using alternative travel methods with public transportation or using flexible hours to travel outside rush hour.

& # 39; You don't need many people to change their mind that they are going at peak times, because it makes a big difference to everyone, & # 39; said Terill.

With more and more drivers taking to the road, traffic will continue to deteriorate. The report suggests that between 2018 and 1919, congestion costs will amount to $ 23 billion and could reach $ 40 billion without changing government policies by 2030.

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