Leeds traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Leeds 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 198 200 200 200 200 200 199 199 200 200 201 190 190 190 190 190 190
Pedal Cycles 3,909 4,229 3,847 4,483 3,565 2,800 3,769 3,813 4,926 5,415 5,254 5,799 6,204 6,153 5,975 5,828 6,345
Motorcycles 13,024 11,515 13,353 14,988 12,689 13,027 12,374 13,007 13,832 13,932 13,016 12,362 11,072 11,995 11,896 11,954 11,689
Cars 1,946,307 1,967,208 2,003,759 2,024,855 2,074,952 2,032,349 2,069,628 2,073,040 2,063,675 2,021,287 2,001,089 2,011,265 1,978,811 1,974,540 2,038,876 2,117,992 2,240,083
Buses & Coaches 21,700 22,594 21,913 21,741 20,965 21,689 22,964 21,425 21,007 20,653 20,497 19,230 19,375 19,367 19,428 18,874 18,057
Light Goods Vehicles 280,453 291,683 304,362 322,695 348,234 353,573 360,879 377,666 373,098 357,241 361,616 373,347 357,839 363,054 381,305 402,109 430,507
All HGVs 209,134 202,621 205,498 206,231 218,023 212,086 210,723 209,818 210,706 185,591 185,508 187,942 186,079 191,599 206,607 220,582 225,921
All Motor Vehicles 2,470,619 2,495,622 2,548,886 2,590,510 2,674,864 2,632,723 2,676,569 2,694,956 2,682,317 2,598,705 2,581,726 2,604,145 2,553,176 2,560,557 2,658,113 2,771,511 2,926,256

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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