City of London traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for City of London from 2000 to 2016. About traffic data.

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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 39 39 39 39 39 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 37
Pedal Cycles 3,301 3,159 3,094 3,873 4,863 5,261 6,195 5,239 6,040 6,853 7,280 6,772 7,523 6,896 7,567 7,659 9,818
Motorcycles 6,511 7,006 6,565 8,134 8,023 7,822 9,731 8,183 7,010 6,473 6,180 5,876 5,509 5,622 5,725 5,626 5,823
Cars 68,912 63,969 59,050 56,409 59,933 56,492 54,837 52,847 48,808 46,081 45,654 44,173 41,511 40,627 42,249 43,131 41,309
Buses & Coaches 2,141 2,126 2,535 2,813 3,138 2,933 3,208 3,112 3,204 3,153 3,288 3,370 3,273 3,211 3,094 2,945 2,829
Light Goods Vehicles 10,257 10,335 9,919 9,883 10,384 10,760 13,501 14,436 11,732 10,448 9,891 9,500 9,205 10,070 10,307 9,708 8,552
All HGVs 3,892 3,839 3,065 2,644 2,382 2,773 2,600 3,011 2,881 2,635 2,850 2,980 3,127 3,397 3,504 3,329 2,810
All Motor Vehicles 91,714 87,275 81,134 79,884 83,860 80,780 83,876 81,589 73,633 68,790 67,862 65,899 62,624 62,927 64,879 64,739 61,324

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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