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Reading traffic profile for 2000 to 2017

Download all street-level traffic data for Reading from 2000 to 2017. 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 2017

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Count points 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 42 42
Pedal Cycles 1,927 1,958 2,018 2,599 2,324 1,768 2,378 1,733 2,055 2,189 2,098 2,307 2,214 2,134 2,256 2,155 2,183 2,210
Motorcycles 2,473 2,408 2,307 2,746 2,028 1,896 1,821 1,890 1,821 1,801 1,635 1,565 1,472 1,509 1,529 1,556 1,543 1,621
Cars 173,344 176,209 181,438 178,502 173,246 172,133 165,989 163,364 164,506 164,441 160,989 160,621 158,923 160,143 157,076 161,914 164,215 159,057
Buses & Coaches 2,778 2,786 2,732 2,770 2,377 2,364 2,513 2,508 2,301 2,230 2,410 2,132 2,183 2,106 2,026 2,087 1,867 1,722
Light Goods Vehicles 21,154 20,726 20,071 20,641 21,331 20,772 20,814 21,499 20,782 20,973 19,984 23,156 22,840 22,915 24,052 24,412 25,396 25,385
All HGVs 9,042 8,798 8,015 7,865 8,108 7,626 7,609 7,392 7,305 6,931 7,616 6,109 5,807 5,972 6,379 6,948 6,761 6,354
All Motor Vehicles 208,790 210,928 214,563 212,524 207,091 204,791 198,746 196,652 196,715 196,375 192,634 193,583 191,224 192,645 191,063 196,917 199,782 194,140

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2017

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