Blackburn with Darwen traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Blackburn with Darwen 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 43 43 42 42 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
Pedal Cycles 630 675 722 715 604 561 653 532 633 635 631 669 632 619 586 569 637
Motorcycles 1,653 1,613 1,670 1,829 1,584 1,764 1,806 1,682 1,701 1,725 1,664 1,426 1,340 1,428 1,401 1,459 1,303
Cars 208,789 206,009 209,249 207,523 216,312 222,235 222,220 235,989 229,094 226,086 226,887 227,874 223,817 229,050 234,731 236,454 236,563
Buses & Coaches 2,936 3,071 3,017 2,932 2,460 2,716 2,340 2,339 2,292 2,130 2,310 2,131 2,253 2,098 2,010 2,076 1,883
Light Goods Vehicles 26,189 25,890 26,141 28,327 30,547 28,562 29,624 31,447 32,643 31,560 32,861 35,773 36,109 37,943 41,052 40,511 40,955
All HGVs 14,053 13,906 15,111 16,293 17,576 19,253 19,661 17,069 16,430 15,303 15,243 13,359 13,381 13,201 12,660 13,193 13,505
All Motor Vehicles 253,619 250,489 255,189 256,905 268,478 274,530 275,650 288,526 282,159 276,803 278,965 280,562 276,900 283,720 291,854 293,693 294,209

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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