Merton traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

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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 36 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37
Pedal Cycles 1,577 1,744 1,651 2,072 1,875 1,918 2,623 2,747 2,943 2,658 2,355 2,256 1,946 1,916 2,410 2,904 4,755
Motorcycles 4,974 5,200 4,911 5,274 4,851 4,831 5,111 5,026 4,830 4,397 4,014 3,838 4,233 3,881 4,206 4,178 4,892
Cars 185,223 187,469 178,339 167,058 168,862 167,440 168,102 162,730 160,648 158,871 160,083 150,314 146,775 145,800 140,260 138,131 137,574
Buses & Coaches 3,522 3,760 4,076 4,412 5,067 5,307 5,499 5,389 5,290 5,164 5,152 5,072 4,867 4,575 4,322 4,181 4,251
Light Goods Vehicles 22,723 23,926 23,061 24,917 23,879 23,711 25,035 26,666 25,441 23,423 22,695 21,863 21,918 22,982 24,257 25,255 26,485
All HGVs 7,555 7,557 7,882 8,447 8,644 7,917 7,547 8,222 8,133 7,304 6,838 6,785 7,050 6,975 6,180 5,996 5,733
All Motor Vehicles 223,996 227,912 218,270 210,109 211,303 209,208 211,294 208,033 204,342 199,158 198,782 187,872 184,842 184,213 179,225 177,741 178,936

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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