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Climate & Environment

Transport and Travel in Scotland

Overview

Organisation:
Transport Scotland

Media type:
Other evidence/studies

Topic:
Climate & Environment

Setting:
Town centres / Urban

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Overview of travel trends in Scotland.
Transport and Travel related questions asked in the Scottish Household Survey.

Key statistics

12%
of commuters walk to work (STS 2017)
78%
of all walking journeys are under 2km (STS 2017)
0.9km
was the average walking journey, compared to 2.7km on bike and 6.8km in a car (STS 2017)
38
pedestrian fatalities in 2017 on Scotland's roads, compared with 5 cyclist and 65 motorist fatalities (RRCS 2017)
370
pedestrians seriously injured in 2017 on Scotland's roads, , compared with 171 cyclists and 662 motorists seriously injured (RRCS 2017)
942
pedestrians slightly injured in 2016 on Scotland's roads, compared with 553 cyclists and 4958 motorists slightly injured (RRCS 2017)
17th
is Scotland's position out of 36 countries - with a pedestrian fatality rate of 8 people per million
21%
of all journeys made by people were on foot (STS 2017
69%
of adults made a journey on foot for more than a 1/4 mile in the last week, the highest for a decade (STS 2017)
28%
of households have no access to a car (STS 2017)
48%
of journeys by members of households with no cars are made on foot
This bulletin provides the results of the Transport and Travel related questions asked in the Scottish Household Survey (including the travel diary) and uses data from a range of sources to provide context.
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