City of Edinburgh traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for City of Edinburgh 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 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 84
Pedal Cycles 4,296 4,116 4,314 4,689 4,246 3,614 4,948 3,426 5,153 5,355 5,559 5,803 5,334 5,223 5,022 4,683 4,295
Motorcycles 7,037 7,555 7,765 8,664 7,886 7,280 7,255 7,430 6,829 7,453 6,704 6,654 6,176 6,423 6,480 6,443 6,213
Cars 823,306 848,120 854,551 856,049 874,849 869,264 858,713 860,191 823,692 850,929 814,698 820,027 807,286 814,594 820,985 843,932 857,586
Buses & Coaches 18,163 19,208 19,533 18,445 16,529 16,976 17,552 17,778 17,004 17,462 19,051 17,642 18,069 18,551 18,566 19,049 18,974
Light Goods Vehicles 98,198 103,008 109,826 116,952 121,348 119,035 120,675 130,345 123,989 124,147 121,000 125,225 125,076 129,512 136,437 146,740 156,879
All HGVs 54,132 52,146 53,415 55,451 60,248 60,938 60,844 61,820 58,120 54,851 53,363 54,134 50,544 51,282 50,824 52,675 53,986
All Motor Vehicles 1,000,836 1,030,037 1,045,090 1,055,561 1,080,859 1,073,495 1,065,039 1,077,565 1,029,634 1,054,841 1,014,816 1,023,682 1,007,151 1,020,362 1,033,293 1,068,839 1,093,638

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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