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Chermside:- where traffic congestion is getting worse

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Travelling from Chermside into the city for work takes longer than it did a year ago but the same trip home has become significantly quicker in the same period, according to the Australian Travel Time Metric.

The Infrastructure Partnerships Australia report used Uber's anonymised journey data to track travel times across key roads in four major capital cities.

A report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia reveals travel times in Brisbane based on anonymous Uber data.

A report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia reveals travel times in Brisbane based on anonymous Uber data.

During the morning peak from April to June, the average Chermside-to-CBD trip took 27 minutes, compared with almost 26 minutes in the same quarter in 2016.

Where congestion is getting worse and better in Brisbane

Using the time it took to travel during off-peak as a baseline, passengers were losing 6.6 minutes to congestion in the April-to-June quarter in 2016 compared with 9.2 minutes in 2017 on the Chermside to CBD trip.

Travelling from the CBD to Chermside during the afternoon rush hour became almost two minutes faster, dropping from 27.1 minutes to 24.7 minutes.

Where congestion is getting worse and better in Brisbane

The drive from the airport to the city during the morning rush hour remained at 28.5 minutes from the same two quarters in 2016 to 2017.

But that had risen 2.5 minutes since July to September 2015.

The report said the slowing travel time to the airport may be attributed to roadworks on Kingsford Smith Drive.

IPA chief executive Brendan Lyon said measuring actual performance showed why Cross River Rail, the Gateway North upgrade and Logan Enhancement Project were important.

Where congestion is getting worse and better in Brisbane

"But also why it's critical that Queensland finds the money to lift infrastructure funding to allow the next round of road and rail projects to get going," he said.

Brisbane City Council's key corridors performance report from January to June found AM peak average network speeds was 42km/h.

PM peak average network speed was 42.1km/h.

In the morning rush hour, the Centenary Motorway was the fastest corridor with an average speed of 76.49km/h, while Stanley Street was the slowest at 16.83km/h.

The Bruce Highway, managed by Transport and Main Roads was the busiest corridor, with an average daily volume of 156,195 vehicles a day.

Where congestion is getting worse and better in Brisbane

Cleveland Redland Bay Road was the least busy with 20,012 vehicles a day.

In the AM peak, March had the lowest average speed at 38.86km/h while January had the highest average speed at 45.61km/h.

In the PM peak, May had the lowest average speed at 40.21 km/h, with January having the highest average speed at 45.0 km/h.

Source Brisbane Times

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