Bristol, City of traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Bristol, City of 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 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
Pedal Cycles 4,005 4,839 4,877 6,257 5,903 3,958 6,204 4,963 5,977 6,774 6,887 8,039 7,795 7,840 7,697 7,619 8,758
Motorcycles 8,903 9,322 8,699 9,750 8,104 7,867 7,985 8,333 7,739 7,683 7,212 7,235 7,115 7,910 7,942 7,756 7,676
Cars 471,337 475,186 479,438 459,150 473,527 467,751 467,648 473,836 469,170 475,207 465,799 476,556 467,045 472,239 480,989 478,961 488,620
Buses & Coaches 9,087 8,947 8,855 8,115 7,417 7,594 7,807 7,857 7,779 7,669 8,039 7,932 7,706 7,809 8,178 8,059 8,026
Light Goods Vehicles 64,794 64,349 65,287 68,030 70,306 70,535 69,977 74,416 75,257 74,129 73,886 77,776 78,888 83,002 89,566 93,181 98,507
All HGVs 36,739 35,638 34,565 33,577 34,327 33,966 35,082 35,231 31,571 29,466 28,064 28,800 29,280 30,067 30,530 31,267 32,163
All Motor Vehicles 590,859 593,442 596,843 578,622 593,680 587,713 588,498 599,674 591,516 594,154 583,001 598,299 590,035 601,028 617,205 619,225 634,992

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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