The Vale of Glamorgan traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for The Vale of Glamorgan from 2000 to 2016. About traffic data.

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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 2016

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Count points 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Pedal Cycles 389 366 360 306 266 309 387 381 478 494 543 547 510 511 633 736 728
Motorcycles 1,757 1,873 1,918 2,147 1,832 1,784 1,803 2,044 2,199 2,566 1,794 1,718 1,558 1,552 1,539 1,945 1,924
Cars 247,432 237,747 246,654 250,972 270,963 263,965 257,969 264,238 259,171 254,413 245,425 237,977 241,776 243,796 247,050 253,235 257,298
Buses & Coaches 2,760 2,437 2,405 2,316 2,202 2,337 2,369 2,372 2,259 2,077 2,047 2,102 2,045 2,112 2,087 2,350 2,303
Light Goods Vehicles 26,927 28,534 25,998 27,058 30,353 30,934 29,589 27,584 30,708 30,710 31,530 30,382 33,969 35,942 37,375 38,861 40,359
All HGVs 14,299 14,921 13,855 14,113 14,566 14,582 13,594 13,422 14,912 12,382 11,379 11,658 11,317 11,719 11,254 11,791 11,716
All Motor Vehicles 293,175 285,511 290,831 296,606 319,916 313,601 305,324 309,660 309,249 302,147 292,176 283,837 290,666 295,122 299,305 308,182 313,600

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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