TUBE STRIKE: Real-time data from Waze shows “60% of rush hour commuters crawling in traffic or worse”
Waze traffic data 08:05 09/01/2016
Trips taking on average 1hr 12 mins longer than usual to get from Uxbridge to East Acton when approaching city from the West
Finlay Clark, UK head of Waze, says:
“This morning, rush-hour commuters have been facing severe disruption on account of the London Underground’s 24-hour strike. Here at Waze, we have a wide traffic data pool thanks to over half a million London app users and can therefore offer real-time road updates and insights like never before.
"Our headlines at the peak-time 8.05am show that 24% of traffic was bumper to bumper – effectively standstill. For comparison, at this time on a normal day it’s usually around 12%. There was also 34% heavy traffic, so nearly 60% of total traffic at crawling or worse. Trips took on average 1hr 12 mins longer than usual to get from Uxbridge to East Acton when approaching city from the West.”
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