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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 D: Average distance travelled per person per year by main mode

Scottish residents

Miles

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Walk 1

251

229

182

177

175

191

Bicycle

17

18

17

24

31

26

Driver of car, van or lorry

1,921

2,731

2,771

3,214

3,530

3,136

Passenger in car, van or lorry

1,306

1,949

1,772

1,981

1,947

1,999

Other private transport (eg motorcycle, private hire bus)

177

188

170

156

185

177

Local bus

427

390

438

406

429

356

Surface Rail

285

468

154

256

479

313

Taxi / minicab

62

51

34

35

75

52

Other public transport (eg air, ferry, non-local bus)

206

309

285

470

358

415

All modes

4,652

6,333

5,823

6,719

7,210

6,667

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