Saturday, May 11, 2019

The UK's Most Stressful Commutes

If you hate your morning journey to work just be thankful that you don't have to commute from Westhoughton to Manchester. The Co-op have ranked this journey as the most stressful commute in the UK. The 33 mile round-trip commute from Westhoughton to Manchester would take you 3 hours and 40 minutes to drive during the evening and morning rush hour.

The Co-op's Rush Hour Routes is an interactive map which can calculate the stress levels of your daily commute and how your journey to work compares to the most stressful commutes in the UK. If you enter the postcode of your home and your workplace into Rush Hour Routes you can view the Co-op's estimation of how long your commute should take during rush hour and how long it would take during a clear run. It will also rank your commute in terms of how stressful the journey is compared to other commutes in the UK. The Co-op calculates the stress level of a journey based on the time increase percentage of your journey during the rush hour. The longer your journey takes during rush hour, compared to your journey time on a clear run, then the higher the stress score.

Rush Hour Routes uses the latest data on travel times from the Google Maps API. This means that the data and the predictions are regularly changing. In general the most stressful routes are usually in London and Manchester. The Westhoughton to Manchester commute, mentioned above, is usually in the Rush Hour Routes top 5 most stressful commutes. Golders Green to Central London and Elephant and Castle to Central London are also normally in the top 5 most stressful commutes.

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