Research and analysis

Car traffic levels in Britain: evidence review

Literature review to identify how much technological, social, economic, demographic, political, geographical and environmental changes affect car use.


Evidence review of car traffic levels in Britain

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The findings suggest that the literature provides a good description of the trends in car mileage, but it was less clear as to the:

  • size of the impact overall
  • factors influencing these trends

The report makes recommendations for further research for the evidence gaps found in the literature.

The report was conducted by RAND Europe who was commissioned by the Department for Transport to undertake the review.

Published 15 January 2015