Title: Active travel (walking and cycling): April 2018 to March 2019
Organisation: Welsh Assembly Government/Road Safety Wales
Date uploaded: 26th November 2019
Date published/launched: November 2019
Active travel is measured as walking for at least 10 minutes or cycling to get to a particular destination. The following levels of activity were found (only including journeys made for active travel purposes).
• 6% of adults cycled at least once a week. This has changed relatively little over recent years.
• 57% of adults walked more than once a week. This is broadly unchanged from the previous year.
• 70% of people in urban areas walked for more than 10 minutes as a means of transport at least once a month, compared with 56% of people in rural areas.
• Men, younger people, those without limiting illness and those who have qualifications were more likely than others to cycle.
• Younger people, those without limiting illnesses, those with qualifications and people from urban areas were more likely than others to walk for more than 10 minutes to get to a destination.
• 44% of children actively travel to primary school, and 34% to secondary school.
• There were 225 seriously injured pedal cyclists admitted to hospital in 2018-19.
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