Central Bedfordshire traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Central Bedfordshire 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 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 77 80 74 77 83 83 83 87 87
Pedal Cycles 1,263 1,062 1,097 978 892 887 1,051 794 847 1,024 853 1,015 945 943 900 966 969
Motorcycles 9,506 9,703 9,377 10,150 9,237 9,698 8,472 8,423 8,510 8,777 7,306 6,805 6,596 6,621 6,539 6,876 6,459
Cars 966,693 974,926 1,014,015 1,050,710 1,079,107 1,087,759 1,050,323 1,019,343 1,028,203 1,034,422 977,025 982,161 1,009,697 1,073,119 1,082,688 1,119,394 1,141,777
Buses & Coaches 9,346 8,847 9,474 8,470 8,533 8,405 8,040 7,750 7,213 6,618 6,689 5,998 6,618 6,544 6,560 6,188 5,625
Light Goods Vehicles 141,392 143,540 147,618 159,147 164,155 170,064 169,825 170,393 174,978 182,898 178,331 179,737 187,042 198,223 205,565 218,153 223,857
All HGVs 142,960 140,549 139,846 141,707 160,590 154,862 146,106 145,230 145,897 134,971 134,230 132,436 137,463 139,958 141,698 154,124 152,550
All Motor Vehicles 1,269,896 1,277,564 1,320,330 1,370,183 1,421,622 1,430,788 1,382,765 1,351,137 1,364,802 1,367,685 1,303,582 1,307,136 1,347,416 1,424,468 1,443,051 1,504,736 1,530,265

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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