26 September 2017 - Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016
2. National Indicators
This bulletin provides updates to two National Indicators, which form part of the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework. The National Performance Framework measures and reports on the progress towards the Scottish Government’s Purpose: creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth.
Progress towards the Purpose is tracked by 7 Purpose Targets and supported by 16 National Outcomes - describing the kind of Scotland we want to be - and 50 National Indicators, covering key areas of health, justice, environment, economy, and education to measure progress.
National Indicator No. 4: Reduce number of driver journeys delayed due to traffic congestion
National Indicator No. 48: Increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active travel
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National Indicators - Detail
30.6% of journeys to work were by Public or Active travel, a decrease on 2015
(31.4%). This figure provides an update to National Indicator 48. A one percentage point
change is required to show performance improving or worsening. Since the difference is
smaller, the indicator will show performance maintaining. Twelve per cent of journeys to
work were on foot, ten per cent were by bus, five per cent were by train and just under
three per cent were by bicycle.
11.7% of driver journeys were delayed due to congestion, a lower proportion than
in 2015 (12.4%) and below the 2006 baseline. This figure provides an update to National
Indicator 4. A two percentage point change is required to show performance improving or
worsening. Since the difference is smaller, the indicator will show performance