John Spellar (Warley, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there has been in levels of traffic congestion in the 10 largest urban areas of England in the last three years.
Rosie Winterton (Minister of State, Department for Transport; Doncaster Central, Labour)
The following tables show morning peak period speeds across the 10 largest urban areas in England in 2004 and 2006, based on surveys conducted by the Department and Transport:
2002 – 23.2
2004 – 19.0
2006 – 20.2
The trend seems to be that traffic congestion is improving in Bristol!