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Cardiff traffic profile for 2000 to 2017

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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 63 63 61 61 61 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 59 59
Pedal Cycles 1,801 1,783 1,704 2,155 1,831 1,634 2,412 1,532 2,156 2,382 2,409 2,721 2,650 2,595 2,918 3,273 3,363 3,481
Motorcycles 4,492 4,543 4,380 4,541 4,237 3,795 4,104 4,437 4,199 4,741 3,961 3,911 3,983 4,307 4,823 4,838 5,093 4,903
Cars 745,682 784,878 806,173 820,188 879,585 785,054 821,331 835,551 821,015 785,296 765,782 772,171 763,313 757,450 804,588 817,121 835,025 814,621
Buses & Coaches 7,325 7,841 7,415 7,126 7,173 7,215 7,030 6,529 7,040 7,072 7,434 7,491 7,676 7,368 7,008 7,363 7,002 6,753
Light Goods Vehicles 85,281 90,197 82,975 92,838 95,836 100,045 94,433 75,628 80,074 91,196 92,799 96,806 107,040 112,069 117,369 126,309 134,740 138,636
All HGVs 52,787 52,917 52,569 54,570 53,863 52,547 46,556 51,037 48,576 44,064 38,338 37,663 43,625 45,485 45,742 46,648 47,999 49,640
All Motor Vehicles 895,567 940,376 953,511 979,262 1,040,694 948,657 973,454 973,182 960,904 932,370 908,315 918,042 925,638 926,680 979,529 1,002,279 1,029,859 1,014,553

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2017

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