National Statistics

Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2018

Statistics on walking and cycling in England for 2018, including the proportion of adults participating at a local authority level.

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Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2018 tables

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Statistics on walking and cycling statistics in England for 2018. This statistical release is based on 2 main sources: the National Travel Survey and the Active Lives Survey.

Results from the National Travel Survey show that in 2018:

  • people made an average of 347 walking stages and walked an average of 210 miles
  • people on average have walked more often and further distances in the last 3 years, following a period of decline.
  • people made an average of 17 cycling trips and cycled an average of 58 miles
  • people cycled 50% further in 2018 compared to 2002, but the number of cycling trips remained at a similar level to previous years

Results from the Active Lives Survey show that in the year ending mid-November 2018:

  • the proportion of adults walking at least once a week increased overall in England from 68% in 2015 to 2016 to 70% in 2017 to 2018
  • nearly all (97%) local authorities had 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 fell slightly from 2015 to 2016 in 12% to 11% in 2017 to 2018
  • 5% of local authorities had more than 20% of adults cycling at least once a week

Walking and cycling statistics

Published 31 July 2019