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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 E: Average length of trip by main mode

Scottish residents

Miles

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Walk 1

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.6

0.6

0.7

Bicycle

1.5

2.0

2.1

3.1

2.3

3.0

Driver of car, van or lorry

8.4

8.0

7.9

8.7

8.7

8.3

Passenger in car, van or lorry

8.4

8.9

8.7

8.7

9.3

9.7

Other private transport (eg motorcycle, private hire bus)

9.4

10.4

11.8

13.0

16.3

15.0

Local bus

3.8

3.7

4.6

5.0

5.5

4.6

Surface Rail

31.6

31.8

30.9

29.8

36.4

28.7

Taxi / minicab

4.9

2.7

2.6

3.1

4.2

3.5

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

54.9

96.8

71.8

81.1

70.3

121.8

All modes

4.8

5.7

5.6

6.5

6.8

6.7

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