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Active Travel

Transport and Travel in Scotland

Overview

Organisation:
Transport Scotland

Media type:
Statistics

Topic:
Active Travel

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism

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Annual publication which presents a comprehensive statistical picture of transport activity.
Covers a wide range of topics including personal and cross-modal travel (walking and cycling).

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
Scottish Transport Statistics is an annual publication which presents a comprehensive statistical picture of transport activity (National and Official). It covers a wide range of topics including personal and cross-modal travel (walking and cycling). It contains information from the Scottish Household Survey and the 2011 Census.
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