Bedford traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Bedford 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 66 66 66 65 65 65 65 65 65 70 68 68 66 65 65 65 65
Pedal Cycles 1,499 1,315 1,381 1,489 1,452 1,342 1,881 1,464 1,675 1,666 1,624 1,546 1,585 1,539 1,412 1,363 1,332
Motorcycles 3,194 3,015 2,935 3,478 3,290 3,074 3,275 3,158 3,097 3,838 2,634 2,708 2,413 2,476 2,572 2,582 2,535
Cars 316,018 325,459 328,354 329,072 338,982 336,455 334,248 339,509 339,865 397,951 338,264 343,025 358,394 364,046 383,973 397,918 409,540
Buses & Coaches 3,821 4,035 3,944 3,958 3,640 3,847 3,578 3,512 2,924 3,312 3,044 2,896 3,010 2,981 2,872 2,933 2,821
Light Goods Vehicles 42,866 44,529 44,235 48,386 50,085 50,006 51,169 54,610 56,786 68,837 60,503 60,111 59,288 62,866 68,278 73,888 76,970
All HGVs 24,275 25,494 25,612 26,076 27,430 27,678 27,793 26,217 27,117 30,630 28,486 28,280 28,298 29,760 30,999 32,448 32,265
All Motor Vehicles 390,174 402,533 405,080 410,969 423,427 421,060 420,062 427,007 429,788 504,567 432,931 437,020 451,401 462,129 488,693 509,769 524,131

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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