York traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for York 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 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 53
Pedal Cycles 6,108 5,904 5,652 6,443 5,051 4,682 6,555 4,530 5,494 5,721 5,691 5,889 5,560 5,452 5,387 5,054 4,972
Motorcycles 4,906 4,645 5,503 5,392 6,053 5,803 4,584 4,808 4,740 4,542 3,857 4,005 4,042 3,933 4,034 3,874 3,841
Cars 365,944 373,172 369,194 385,295 394,645 385,704 397,526 391,039 379,142 379,402 379,105 374,395 377,457 377,818 385,068 385,985 390,619
Buses & Coaches 4,323 4,265 3,622 3,447 3,435 3,548 3,860 4,040 3,816 3,995 4,030 3,976 4,520 4,765 5,494 5,983 4,978
Light Goods Vehicles 43,494 43,450 44,026 46,333 51,121 52,250 55,849 57,609 58,373 56,197 55,822 57,179 57,388 58,496 60,950 65,182 66,955
All HGVs 24,928 25,566 25,156 25,253 25,099 25,010 22,960 23,986 23,406 21,981 21,437 20,576 22,083 21,773 21,562 23,217 24,061
All Motor Vehicles 443,595 451,098 447,500 465,720 480,353 472,316 484,780 481,483 469,476 466,116 464,251 460,132 465,485 466,786 477,108 484,242 490,453

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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