East Lothian traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for East Lothian 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 52 52 52 52 52 57 57 57 57 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58
Pedal Cycles 686 623 681 439 383 387 433 331 461 533 532 587 685 864 758 729 715
Motorcycles 2,547 2,856 2,935 2,743 2,538 2,318 2,165 2,437 2,314 2,377 2,299 2,266 2,123 2,188 2,246 2,160 2,025
Cars 257,805 266,189 269,665 276,695 287,830 298,776 306,654 312,495 289,042 286,831 282,634 284,365 276,889 273,739 279,585 279,096 292,276
Buses & Coaches 3,847 4,029 4,224 3,338 2,868 2,877 2,878 2,989 3,080 3,206 3,265 3,222 3,114 3,086 3,217 3,274 2,943
Light Goods Vehicles 31,839 33,082 33,606 36,924 37,958 38,926 39,906 44,671 43,177 41,919 42,602 43,789 44,139 45,815 49,009 52,365 55,018
All HGVs 21,763 21,454 21,477 25,531 26,763 25,763 27,175 27,482 28,000 24,749 24,604 24,339 23,118 22,977 23,487 24,027 24,605
All Motor Vehicles 317,801 327,611 331,906 345,231 357,957 368,660 378,778 390,074 365,612 359,082 355,404 357,981 349,383 347,805 357,544 360,921 376,867

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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