Official Statistics

Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2019

Walking and cycling statistics in England for 2019, including the proportion of adults participating at a local authority level.

Documents

Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2019 data tables

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Statistics on walking and cycling statistics in England for 2019. This statistical release is based on 2 main sources:

  • National Travel Survey
  • Active Lives Survey

Results from the National Travel Survey in 2019 show that:

  • people made an average of 332 walking stages and walked an average of 205 miles
  • people on average have walked less than the previous year, after increasing in recent years.
  • people made an average of 17 cycling trips and cycled an average of 54 miles
  • people cycled 41% further compared to 2002

Results from the Active Lives Survey in the year ending mid-November 2019 show that:

  • 71% of adults in England reported walking at least once a week
  • nearly all (98%) local authorities had at least 60% of their adult population walking at least once a week
  • 11% of adults in England reported cycling at least once a week
  • in most local authorities (96%) less than 20% the adult population reported cycling at least once a week

Contact us

Walking and cycling statistics

Email activetravel.stats@dft.gov.uk

Public enquiries 020 7944 3077

Media enquiries 020 7944 3021

Published 5 August 2020