Title: Walking and Cycling Statistics, England: 2016
Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 8th February 2018
Date published/launched: January 2018
Looking at longer term trends, walking trip rates decreased by 19% between 2005 and 2015, from approximately 4.7 trips per week to 3.8 trips per week.
Between 2005 and 2015, the decline in walking stages made by women (13%) was larger than it was for men (10%). Whilst most age and gender groups show a decline, those in their thirties made 6% more walking stages in 2015 than their counterparts in 2005.
The average distance walked also decreased across the same period – down 8% from 3.8 miles per week to 3.5 miles per week.
However, the distance people cycled increased by 26% in 2016 compared to 2006, up to an average 53 miles per year from 42 miles per year.
Combining data from 2014 to 2016, on average, males aged 11-16years cycled most often at an average of 39 trips per year. For women, those aged 30-39 years cycled most often at an average of 13 trips per year.
Those without access to a car were slightly more reliant on cycling as a mode of travel, making 3% of all their trips and distance travelled by bicycle. This compares to 1% of trips and distance for those with access to a car.
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