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