What is happening?

 
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Traffic is getting worse, making journeys slower.

Rush hour bus journeys are 12% slower than three years ago.
Some routes are ten minutes slower than they were three years ago.
On some routes, the average speed is below 6 mph.

This means fewer passengers.

Over 4% fewer during the past three years.
They may just stop travelling, harming the economy and social inclusion.
Or they switch to cars, making congestion and pollution worse.
 
Congestion means higher fares and worse service.

In the last ten years traffic speeds have fallen dramatically. These maps show the fastest journey times into Birmingham city centre by bus. The biggest slowdown has been in the last two years.

10 years ago:

<strong>10 years ago</strong>:

Now:

<strong>Now</strong>:

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