Lancashire traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Lancashire 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 349 349 349 349 349 349 347 347 347 347 347 347 347 347 346 346 346
Pedal Cycles 9,137 9,758 8,376 8,137 7,002 6,315 7,529 6,605 8,896 9,689 9,243 9,296 8,952 9,070 8,350 8,927 9,494
Motorcycles 27,150 25,057 26,901 29,551 27,771 27,157 26,438 25,786 25,123 26,265 25,512 25,383 22,367 24,748 25,136 25,806 23,714
Cars 3,334,667 3,428,840 3,533,255 3,493,375 3,675,770 3,632,224 3,679,350 3,604,109 3,642,608 3,680,232 3,655,657 3,715,244 3,591,174 3,635,940 3,666,760 3,748,129 3,725,433
Buses & Coaches 31,218 29,869 33,314 29,722 29,248 29,306 32,631 29,350 28,047 28,782 32,954 33,215 29,041 29,489 27,504 27,369 24,757
Light Goods Vehicles 404,288 414,774 408,279 429,825 454,267 470,441 496,039 522,375 514,245 513,838 511,789 529,044 574,068 609,728 650,097 688,214 703,042
All HGVs 348,493 336,146 347,239 356,435 372,976 384,289 389,104 367,947 384,455 356,871 358,165 338,177 301,234 299,397 299,892 311,055 316,909
All Motor Vehicles 4,145,816 4,234,686 4,348,987 4,338,909 4,560,031 4,543,416 4,623,565 4,549,569 4,594,478 4,605,989 4,584,077 4,641,063 4,517,879 4,599,304 4,669,390 4,800,573 4,793,855

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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