Title: National Travel Survey 2018 (England)
Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 13th August 2019
Date published/launched: July 2019
The annual National Travel Survey is a household survey carried out by the DfT to monitor long-term trends in personal travel and to inform the development of policy.
The survey collects information on how, why, when and where people travel as well as factors affecting travel – such as car availability and driving licences.
The 2018 survey, published on 31 July 2019, shows 27% of journeys were made by foot in 2018 – compared to 26% in 2017 and 25% in 2016.
Continuing with active travel, the percentage of cycling trips remained at 2% for the third consecutive year.
However, the car continues to dominate, with 61% of journeys made as either a driver or passenger – the same level as 2017.
In terms of distance travelled, cars accounted for 77% – followed by train (9%) and bus (4%). Walking accounted for 4%, and cycling 1%.
Overall, the average number of trips made per person in 2018 was 968 – the highest since 2009.
75% of people (aged 17 years and above) held a driving licence in 2018 – equating to 33.6 million.
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