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Plymouth traffic profile for 2000 to 2017

Download all street-level traffic data for Plymouth 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 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Pedal Cycles 1,210 1,147 1,094 1,201 984 761 1,057 744 1,111 1,448 1,375 1,528 1,474 1,620 1,702 1,681 1,752 1,734
Motorcycles 5,695 7,050 7,504 7,325 8,129 7,816 6,298 6,326 6,291 6,027 5,525 5,745 5,716 6,325 6,192 6,635 6,156 5,506
Cars 258,011 249,658 273,859 284,214 282,981 283,979 301,945 288,131 285,419 281,662 282,357 281,467 278,591 276,470 278,141 274,788 285,012 290,976
Buses & Coaches 4,282 4,952 3,964 3,272 3,600 3,641 4,308 4,475 4,213 4,335 3,990 4,275 4,382 4,284 4,957 5,412 4,655 3,352
Light Goods Vehicles 35,695 33,725 36,512 35,728 38,736 38,505 40,876 38,330 41,153 41,157 41,806 44,655 46,082 42,421 45,953 46,722 48,761 46,838
All HGVs 10,447 10,942 11,318 11,756 12,736 13,211 13,276 13,858 13,014 12,386 12,130 12,627 11,261 10,544 10,461 10,588 10,187 10,285
All Motor Vehicles 314,130 306,326 333,156 342,295 346,182 347,153 366,702 351,121 350,090 345,567 345,808 348,769 346,033 340,044 345,704 344,144 354,770 356,956

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2017

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