Somerset traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for 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 206 206 206 206 206 206 208 208 208 208 208 209 212 212 212 212 211
Pedal Cycles 5,131 4,462 4,722 4,310 3,906 3,919 4,652 3,585 4,197 4,565 4,489 4,362 4,071 4,038 3,716 3,814 3,768
Motorcycles 20,901 22,059 22,589 24,618 23,838 22,518 21,818 21,858 24,964 24,648 19,454 19,563 16,522 17,124 17,711 17,228 17,092
Cars 1,721,195 1,807,989 1,860,333 1,887,072 1,901,010 1,921,365 2,015,357 1,974,371 2,005,653 1,979,713 1,953,383 1,939,986 1,945,626 1,942,550 1,893,937 1,925,024 1,991,065
Buses & Coaches 13,701 15,094 15,200 14,235 13,683 14,227 16,194 15,716 14,634 14,889 15,772 14,514 14,143 13,972 13,818 13,380 13,027
Light Goods Vehicles 238,313 247,793 230,674 242,235 268,298 277,973 280,937 297,827 301,114 300,191 313,028 329,233 335,471 341,575 354,949 382,745 403,104
All HGVs 182,050 187,692 189,708 182,264 186,466 184,676 178,406 193,661 190,256 175,619 175,852 175,115 172,662 170,958 173,504 182,552 182,383
All Motor Vehicles 2,176,159 2,280,629 2,318,503 2,350,424 2,393,295 2,420,760 2,512,711 2,503,432 2,536,623 2,495,061 2,477,490 2,478,412 2,484,435 2,486,183 2,453,919 2,520,929 2,606,670

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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