England’s travel habits: was 2015 déjà vu for cycling?
People in England made fewer trips on average than ever recorded in 2015, according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual travel habit survey, but it’s largely déjà vu for cycling.
The latest annual National Travel Survey (NTS), which is based on travel diaries from around 7,000 households covering about 18,000 people of all ages, reveals that on average individuals made 914 trips each in 2015, 180 fewer than in 1995/97 and the lowest on record. Cycling’s share of these trips, however, has been dancing around the 2% mark throughout.
Apart from a decline in walking over the years, nothing much else has changed, with car travel accounting for around 63-64% of trips per person on average since 2003.