Two days and eight hours - that's the average time Hull drivers have wasted stuck in traffic this year.

The depressing figure was revealed as Hull was ranked among some of the world's worst cities for congestion.

According to the report by worldwide traffic service Inrix, our city is the world's 87th worst place for traffic jams - higher than Barcelona, Washington DC and Dallas, Texas.

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We also rank number 10 worst spot in the UK, coming higher than Leeds and Cardiff.

Inrix's analysis looked at more than 1,000 cities globally, calculating that motorists in Hull spend on average 56 hours a year sitting in queues and waiting for traffic lights.

One good piece of news, however, was that congestion in the city has fallen, with traffic levels down 25% since pre-Covid, saving 19 hours of time behind the wheel.

Even Barcelona's traffic isn't as bad as Hull's, analysis shows

Roads highlighted by Inrix as traffic blackspots included the A63, Castle Street, Spring Bank, Anlaby Road, Stoneferry Road and Holderness Road.

Nationally, London has risen to take the spot as the world's worst city for congestion from 16th last year, according to researchers.

Cycle lanes have been cited as one of the reasons for slow traffic.

Inrix operations director Peter Lees said the installation of cycle lanes had a “negative impact on congestion”.

He said: “Use of roads is all about supply and demand.

“If the demand goes up but the road space is being shared with other forms of transport, there’s less tarmac effectively for the cars to be on, which then has an impact on the speeds on the road and therefore congestion.”

However, cycling charities have criticised this, describing it as an "incredibly simplistic" way of proportioning blame for gridlock.

Duncan Dollimore, head of campaigns at charity Cycling UK, said road use was "all about supply and demand", and that analysis had overlooked "how efficiently that road space was used".

“On Blackfriars Bridge [in London], cycle lanes take up 20% of the road space but move 70% of the people across it at peak times, with cycle lanes across London moving more people more efficiently in less space," said Mr Dollimore.

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“Inrix are focussed on the tarmac available for cars, when the question should be how we use and allocate that space better, changing travel behaviours and reducing congestion in the process.

“Car dependency locks in congestion. By building more cycle lanes, London is rebalancing their roads, offering a safe, healthy and space efficient alternative.”

Across the UK as a whole, drivers will waste an average of 73 hours in traffic this year.

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That is up 36 hours from 2020, but down 42 hours compared with pre-Covid 2019.

Paris was in second place in the global ranking for most congestion (140 hours lost in 2021), followed by Brussels (134 hours lost), Moscow (108 hours lost) and New York (102 hours lost).

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