New report shows average Sydney commute times are now slower than horse-drawn carriages from 1904

BACK TO THE FUTURE: There are growing calls to bring back horse-drawn carriages after a new report shows they are actually faster than cars in Sydney traffic.

“Over 116 years you’d think we’d find ways to be more efficient, not less,”says report author Paul Cleary.

Transport NSW interviewed 5,000 Sydney residents to find the average time taken to commute to work by car is currently 56 minutes.

“That compares to 54 minutes in 1904, when commuters were using horse drawn carriages to get to work,” says Paul Cleary.

The modern commuting gridlock is being fuelled by population growth, roadworks, and inadequate public transport.

The Premier Chris Minns agreed to a face to face interview with DBT on the matter.

But his advisor told our reporter that he’s currently stuck in traffic.