Modes of transport ownership in Glasgow: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

I am working on my MSc dissertation, and I would like to request data with the following relevant information for Glasgow:

  1. Household Car ownership from 2017 to date
  2. Mileage covered by each category of vehicle yearly from 2017 to date
  3. Household Bicycle ownership from 2017 to date
  4. Emissions from each category of the vehicle from 2017 to date
  5. Trips made yearly by each category of vehicle and bicycle from 2017 to date
  6. Mode of travel and modal share from 2017 to date

In addition you asked for 'Kindly Refer to my earlier email assigned Ref No. 202200302292 in respect of the above subject matter, please. I will also want the information on percentages under the following ranges of distance specified below.

  • Walking
  • Driving/Car
  • Passenger Car/Van
  • Bicycle
  • Bus
  • Taxi/Mini Cab
  • Under 1Km
  • 1 to Under 2Km
  • 2 to Under 3Km
  • 3 to Under 5Km
  • 5 to Under 10Km
  • 10 to Under 15Km


I attach a spreadsheet with the information you asked for.

Please note that 2020 Scottish Household Survey data is not considered compatible with previous years, as survey methodology changed due to COVID-19 restrictions (Further information on this is available in the Scottish Household Survey and Transport and Travel in Scotland publication documentation). 2017-19 averages have been given as well as individual years. Some researchers prefer to use figures for combined years to give a large sample size with greater degree of certainty over values. Values based on a sample size of under 50 have been suppressed, as is standard with Scottish Household Survey travel data. Trips per day and Distance per day have been estimated with calculations using Scottish Household Survey and Mid-2020 Population Estimates Scotland data. Annual estimates can be calculated from these figures.

The available information regarding emissions for Glasgow is available at under Reports/Evidence Base and then "Consideration of CO2 emissions....".

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