Luton traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Luton 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 27 27 27 28 26 23 23 29 28 31 29 29 26 26 27 33 33
Pedal Cycles 405 427 388 505 362 223 327 267 475 508 459 530 421 409 475 546 483
Motorcycles 1,442 1,459 1,346 1,547 1,206 1,352 1,181 1,399 1,227 1,219 1,107 1,130 912 999 961 959 906
Cars 157,611 159,416 171,423 171,914 172,350 161,422 151,406 174,839 171,912 174,455 164,191 167,910 157,796 167,696 169,965 177,670 182,659
Buses & Coaches 3,244 3,339 2,307 2,320 2,154 1,895 1,727 2,160 2,277 2,339 2,283 2,322 1,983 1,868 1,974 2,242 1,987
Light Goods Vehicles 17,643 17,476 19,746 21,177 21,827 19,855 18,992 22,741 20,993 22,629 23,078 24,158 22,354 22,696 25,233 27,169 28,401
All HGVs 13,705 13,885 13,870 12,879 15,831 14,416 11,935 13,792 13,367 12,113 12,682 12,882 13,271 13,033 13,383 14,271 14,274
All Motor Vehicles 193,646 195,576 208,691 209,837 213,369 198,941 185,241 214,931 209,775 212,754 203,341 208,402 196,318 206,291 211,516 222,311 228,227

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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