Bolton traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Bolton 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 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 84 84 84 84 84 84 84
Pedal Cycles 1,867 1,882 1,702 1,763 1,471 1,145 1,518 1,170 1,615 1,665 1,707 1,922 1,892 2,068 1,954 1,860 1,664
Motorcycles 4,211 5,009 4,538 5,039 4,112 3,968 4,026 4,158 3,935 4,132 3,511 3,697 3,641 3,798 3,775 3,613 3,572
Cars 586,748 605,213 620,861 619,404 646,589 632,261 635,375 644,870 632,945 648,798 602,624 633,524 624,154 625,626 638,627 638,204 626,882
Buses & Coaches 7,109 7,193 6,918 6,677 6,443 6,807 7,134 5,897 5,157 5,218 5,645 5,179 5,215 5,185 5,154 5,225 4,855
Light Goods Vehicles 81,674 82,471 83,590 88,698 95,143 95,762 100,958 105,945 99,228 98,964 88,016 103,649 101,522 104,352 112,979 118,710 115,774
All HGVs 44,147 42,830 42,394 42,630 44,962 43,766 43,032 41,621 46,591 43,516 42,494 40,422 39,562 38,520 39,829 41,445 40,508
All Motor Vehicles 723,889 742,715 758,300 762,447 797,248 782,563 790,526 802,492 787,856 800,628 742,290 786,472 774,097 777,482 800,363 807,198 791,591

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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