28 November 2017

Transport statistics for Great Britain

Transport statistics for Great Britain

The Department for Transport has released Transport Statistics for Great Britain for 2017. A total of 801 billion miles were travelled across the UK. This publication breaks down the statistics by travel mode, trip purpose, road casualties and commuting trends.

The average distance walked by individuals was on average 198 miles in 2016, the equivalent of the distance from London to the Yorkshire Dales. Walking accounted for 25% of the total trips made in Britain. People cycled an average of 53 miles in 2016.

Key findings

  • Walking and cycling trips have declined since 2002.
  • Walking trips accounted for 3% of the total distance travelled and cycling accounted for 1% of the total distance travelled.
  • 10% of people walk to work.
  • 15% of adults in England cycle at least once a month in 2014/15. The highest rate of cycling was in Cambridge with 58% of adults cycling at least once a month.
  • 51% of children aged 5-10 walk to school and 39% of children aged 11-16 walk to school.
  • 2% of children aged 5-10 years cycle to school and 3% of children aged 11-16 cycle to school.
  • Passenger fatalities are highest for motorcyclists, followed by pedestrians then cyclists.

DOWNLOAD: Transport Statistics Great Britain 2017