It’s official. Hereford’s traffic is now slower than London, a city where thousands of people actively choose to wedge themselves in to overheated, underground cattle trucks rather than face the capital's traffic jams.
In fact, our fair city’s roads crawl at the second slowest speeds in the whole country, according to a new survey by a vehicle tracking company – only Cambridge’s roads are more snail-like.
Let me guess? You’re not surprised. Consider this study justification for every time you’ve sat bumper-to-bumper on the New Bridge muttering to yourself about a bypass.
In fact Hereford's average speed is so slow that, with a top speed of 7mph, the first car ever built would barely hold up traffic. Neither would a Segway (12.5mph) or a chicken – should he grow tired of crossing roads and start pacing up them at around 9mph.
To put Hereford’s slow roll in to context, we knocked up an infographic covering a whole range of things faster than Hereford’s commuters. Reading it won't get you to work any quicker - but at least you'll find out the top speed of a Diplodocus.