Leicester traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Leicester from 2000 to 2016. About traffic data.

Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain two columns - Estimation_method and Estimation_method_detailed – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.


Total traffic on major roads, in thousand vehicle miles, from 2000 to 2016

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Count points 56 56 56 56 56 56 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55
Pedal Cycles 2,664 2,553 2,527 3,132 2,576 1,872 2,725 1,861 2,303 2,432 2,420 2,850 2,641 2,779 2,813 2,772 3,037
Motorcycles 3,444 3,551 3,287 3,571 2,857 2,672 2,911 2,729 2,625 2,533 2,498 2,477 2,330 2,661 2,671 2,553 2,476
Cars 340,071 337,373 333,112 336,091 341,417 321,960 331,565 324,261 322,048 322,341 318,003 322,889 323,684 322,801 327,209 325,872 332,540
Buses & Coaches 5,861 5,950 5,716 5,372 5,219 5,088 5,269 5,299 5,257 5,153 5,400 5,219 5,033 4,773 4,766 4,818 4,464
Light Goods Vehicles 45,947 45,426 44,244 46,717 46,555 41,761 40,442 42,399 44,904 45,848 46,265 47,386 44,567 45,182 50,609 51,933 54,279
All HGVs 16,863 16,171 16,040 16,472 16,278 16,687 19,181 18,754 15,858 15,020 13,701 13,426 13,034 12,823 15,009 13,814 13,498
All Motor Vehicles 412,185 408,472 402,398 408,223 412,327 388,168 399,368 393,443 390,692 390,895 385,867 391,397 388,647 388,241 400,265 398,991 407,258

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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