Slow drive from Hoppers

By Alesha Capone

Motorists driving between Hoppers Crossing and Melbourne’s CBD in the morning peak are travelling at an average of less than 54km/h, according to a new report.

The Australian Automobile Association’s inaugural Road Congestion in Australia report, released last week, details analysis of speeds on arterial road networks in capital cities.

According to the report, as of June 30 this year, drivers travelling from Hoppers Crossing to the CBD, via the Princes and West Gate freeways, were travelling at 53.1km/h in morning peak hours.

Other options for getting from Hoppers Crossing to the city were not covered.

Out of nine Melbourne routes assessed, drivers travelling from Ravenhall to the CBD recorded an average of 55km/h during the morning peak.

Kew to Parkville drivers recorded the slowest average speed of 35.5km/h.

Within Melbourne, the average speed in peak hours was 51.1km/h in the mornings and 52.2km/h in the afternoons.

The Australian Automobile Association’s report used data collected from GPS probes that provide daily information on speed and speed distribution for road segments across Australia for its analysis.

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