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Cars are outgrowing roads

Over half of new vehicles are too wide for street parking spaces, Transport & Environment reveals

Mark Moran
14 February 2024

 

Cars are getting too big for British roads, exceeding the 180cm minimum for on-street parking. New research from clean transport campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E UK) has revealed that, on average, cars were found to be getting 1cm wider every two years. The average width of new cars expanded to 180.3 cm in the first half of 2023, up from 177.8 cm in 2018, the research finds.

Data compiled by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) confirms the same trend in the...

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