By Every day Mail Journalist
Updated: 07:59 BST, 7 Walk 2011
The town of Slough, significantly panned by artist John Betjeman, is demonstrating lovely disagreeable with drivers too, concurring to a survey.
The Berkshire town is one of the minimum car-friendly towns in the UK, the overview by Virgin Cash Auto Protection found.
Slough came break even with 61st in the 65-town table, with its neighboring Berkshire town of Perusing wrapping up 65th what’s more, last.
Traffic jam: The table was arranged on the premise of a number of criteria counting cost of petrol, stopping charges what’s more, vehicle crime
The table was arranged on the premise of a number of criteria counting cost of petrol, stopping charges what’s more, vehicle crime.
In the late 1930s, Betjeman wrote: ‘Come neighborly bombs what’s more, fall on Slough; It isn’t fit for humans, now.’
More than 70 a long time later, the Virgin Cash list appeared that Slough, along with Cardiff what’s more, Manchester, had a high level of vehicle crime.
Reading supplanted London as the least-car-friendly town, while St Helens on Merseyside was the most-friendly one for the second year in a row.
Second in this year’s table was West Bromwich in the West Midlands which rose from 34th put in last year’s list.
Telford in Shropshire, a past winner, was in third put this year, with Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands fourth what’s more, Sunderland fifth.
At the base of the table, Oxford was last-but-one in 64th place, with Cardiff 63rd what’s more, Nottingham square with 61st with Slough.
Grant Bather of Virgin Cash said: ‘The cost of petroleum has risen by practically 20% over the past year due to VAT what’s more, fuel obligation increases.
‘Combined with the consistent issue of stopping problems, speeding tickets what’s more, vehicle crime, UK drivers can be pardoned for feeling as despite the fact that they require to steer clear of urban areas.’
He went on: ‘However, not all towns what’s more, urban areas are the same what’s more, numerous nearby specialists do their best to guarantee drivers aren’t treated like second-class citizens.
‘Clearly autos shouldn’t run the show the road, yet motorists’ sees positively require to be taken into thought what’s more, St. Helens has effectively done this.’
1. St. Helens, Merseyside
2. West Bromwich, West Midland
3. Telford, Shropshire
4. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
6. Oldham, More prominent Manchester
7. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
8. Stockport, More prominent Manchester
9. Norwich, Norfolk
10. Swindon, Wiltshire
61.Â Slough, Berkshire
65. Reading, Berkshire
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