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Title: Road Traffic Estimates: Great Britain 2017

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 2nd August 2018
Date published/launched: July 2018

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These figures show that 254.4 billion vehicle miles were travelled by car users during 2017 - a year-on-year rise of 1.1%.

The total number of miles travelled also rose in 2017 - up 1.3% to 327.1 billion vehicle miles.

However, the number of miles travelled by bus fell by 3.4% to 2.4 billion miles in 2017 - meaning the figure is now 28.2% lower than 10 years ago.

The DfT figures also highlight a growth in pedal cycling - with 3.3 billion miles travelled in 2017, representing a 3.1% year-on-year rise. The 2017 figure is also 5.2% higher than 2012 and 28.2% up on 2007.

The number of miles travelled by motorcyclists remained broadly stable in 2017 - dropping by 0.3% to 2.8 billion. However, the figure is 18.6% lower than 10 years ago.

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