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Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2017

Walking and cycling statistics in England for 2017, including the proportion of adults participating at a local authority level.

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Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2017 tables

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Statistics about walking and cycling in England for 2017, based on 2 main sources, the National Travel Survey and the Active Lives Survey.

In 2017:

  • people made an average of 343 walking stages and walked an average of 206 miles
  • the average number of walking stages per person per year increased, but the distance travelled remained at similar levels to previous years
  • there were fewer longer walks than in the years 2002 to 2015
  • people made an average of 17 cycling trips and cycled an average of 60 miles
  • people cycled 54% further compared to 2002
  • the number of cycling trips remained at a similar level to previous years

In the year ending mid-November 2017:

  • the proportion of adults walking at least once a week increased overall in England
  • 97% of local authorities have at least 60% of their adult population walking at least once a week
  • the proportion of adults cycling at least once a week in England has stayed the same
  • 96% of local authorities had less than 20% of their adult population cycling at least once a week

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Published 30 August 2018