Walking and cycling statistics

Statistics and data about walking and cycling, based on the National Travel Survey and Active Lives Survey.

Latest walking and cycling statistics

Walking and cycling statistics presents data using two main sources, the National Travel Survey (NTS) and the Active Lives Survey (ALS).

The NTS is a household survey of personal travel by residents of England travelling within Great Britain, from data collected via interviews and a one week travel diary. The ALS is a household survey by residents of England, from data collected via a push-to-web survey.

Guidance on current and previous walking and cycling statistics are available.

Data tables

Historical data tables

About the walking and cycling data and reports

Statistics from the National Travel Survey were assessed during 2010 by the UK Statistics Authority. An assessment report was published in October 2010. The statistics were confirmed as National Statistics in July 2011. Following a compliance check in September 2018, the National Travel Survey maintained its National Statistics designation.

Statistics from the Active Lives Survey are Official Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.

Published 16 April 2013
Last updated 22 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Walking and cycling statistics, England 2020 added to collection.

  2. Walking and cycling statistics in England for the year 2019 added to collection.

  3. Updated for 31 July 2019 publication.

  4. New release published and latest walking and cycling statistics updated.

  5. Page revised and updated for the 2016 statistics release.

  6. New release published.

  7. 'Local area walking and cycling in England: 2013 to 2014' released.

  8. First published.