Proportion of urban trips under 5 miles taken by (i) walking or cycling (ii) public transport
Impact indicator, disaggregated by region, published annually from May 2011.
Type of indicator: Impact indicator
Geographical coverage: England (data available for Great Britain up to 2012)
Information broken down by: Region
In 2014, 37% of urban trips under 5 miles in England were taken by walking or cycling and 9% were taken by public transport.
Proportion of urban trips under 5 miles taken by (i) walking or cycling; (ii) public transport: England, 2011 to 2014
|Year||Walking or cycling||Public transport||All modes|
For urban trips under 5 miles in England:
- 37% were taken by walking or cycling in 2014, up from 36% in 2013
- 9% were taken by public transport in 2014, down from 10% in 2013
- the highest proportion of walking or cycling trips was in London (44%). The lowest proportions were in the North West and West Midlands (33%)
- the highest proportion of public transport trips was in London (20%) and lowest in the East of England (4%)
The proportions of walking or cycling and public transport trips are calculated using the number of trips under 5 miles as reported in the National Travel Survey by residents living in urban areas. Based on the Rural-Urban Classification, urban areas are connected built-up areas that have resident populations above 10,000 people based on the 2011 Census.
- publishing schedule: annual
- last updated: 2 September 2015
- next update: September 2016
Other related data and information
The National Travel Survey (NTS) collects data on personal travel in Great Britain. The reports on trends in personal travel including key questions on how, why and when people travel for all age groups. Further information and statistics from the National Travel Survey is available.