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Statistical Bulletin Transport Series:Trn / 2005 / 3: Travel by Scottish residents: some National Travel Survey results for 2002/2003 and earlier years

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Table B: Average distance travelled per person per year by mode of travel

Scottish residents

Miles

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Walk 1

286

272

205

207

205

212

Bicycle

18

19

17

24

31

27

Private hire bus

145

146

126

132

161

137

Driver of car, van or lorry

1,926

2,735

2,772

3,219

3,534

3,157

Car only - driver

1,814

2,566

2,592

2,981

3,441

2,997

Van / lorry - driver

112

169

181

238

93

159

Passenger in car, van or lorry

1,312

1,960

1,780

1,989

1,952

2,013

Car only - passenger

1,255

1,877

1,704

1,904

1,907

1,931

Van / lorry - passenger

57

84

76

85

44

82

Other private transport (eg motorcycle, moped)

29

35

43

23

23

38

Motorcycle / moped

21

12

13

17

13

18

Other private transport

8

23

30

6

10

21

Local bus

409

378

425

400

426

356

Non-local bus

171

158

94

91

120

59

Surface Rail

266

440

150

239

454

286

Taxi / minicab

44

54

37

41

84

59

Other public transport (eg air, ferry, Glasgow Underground)

47

134

173

354

221

324

All modes

4,652

6,333

5,823

6,719

7,210

6,667

Sample size (number of people)

2,560

2,480

2,092

2,032

1,926

3,396

1 Short walks are believed to be under-recorded in 2002/2003 compared with earlier years.