Scottish Borders traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Scottish Borders 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 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 94 94 94 94 94 94 92 92 92 92
Pedal Cycles 535 494 545 532 525 506 527 500 576 631 635 609 726 765 625 621 633
Motorcycles 3,860 3,726 4,601 4,938 5,319 5,306 5,146 5,479 5,464 5,629 5,181 5,331 4,916 4,739 5,129 5,051 5,074
Cars 379,039 381,290 401,886 412,198 415,767 411,154 418,468 411,470 399,230 405,668 394,329 396,626 394,594 394,433 399,754 406,826 411,668
Buses & Coaches 5,100 5,020 5,190 5,871 4,642 4,532 4,977 5,153 5,353 5,826 6,164 5,926 6,016 6,150 6,404 6,741 6,761
Light Goods Vehicles 60,935 59,227 61,736 64,080 63,675 65,733 69,914 74,551 74,784 75,511 76,524 79,948 79,506 82,080 87,123 93,435 99,084
All HGVs 36,866 34,537 35,700 35,698 36,562 37,672 37,861 38,629 39,963 39,213 39,456 39,237 38,236 37,913 38,538 40,282 40,827
All Motor Vehicles 485,801 483,800 509,113 522,785 525,965 524,396 536,367 535,281 524,794 531,848 521,655 527,069 523,243 525,317 536,948 552,335 563,413

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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