North Somerset traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for North Somerset 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 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 34 34 34 34 34
Pedal Cycles 904 783 846 794 733 730 1,110 944 1,380 1,337 1,475 1,562 1,397 1,370 1,106 1,442 1,535
Motorcycles 5,556 6,330 6,421 6,675 7,520 6,522 5,956 7,684 7,415 7,124 6,107 5,813 5,880 6,244 6,054 5,650 5,908
Cars 639,590 695,704 686,366 700,028 720,162 736,336 710,070 741,712 765,030 738,820 722,624 714,162 725,584 726,792 732,304 729,862 815,658
Buses & Coaches 6,587 7,923 6,319 5,952 5,652 5,746 5,376 4,741 5,714 5,663 4,905 4,843 4,883 4,926 4,980 4,707 5,093
Light Goods Vehicles 73,559 72,938 78,967 87,947 93,450 86,849 87,260 98,081 104,485 105,694 98,660 101,514 110,338 117,748 121,268 120,920 134,735
All HGVs 66,354 66,183 66,033 66,207 70,917 66,980 66,298 67,581 64,309 60,214 61,621 61,259 63,468 63,643 65,521 67,300 66,649
All Motor Vehicles 791,646 849,078 844,105 866,809 897,701 902,433 874,958 919,798 946,953 917,514 893,917 887,592 910,153 919,354 930,127 928,438 1,028,043

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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