COVID-19 Transport Trend Data - 15 - 21 March 2021

Transport Scotland is monitoring transport trends during the COVID-19 outbreak. This information provides a snapshot of travel across main modes when compared to a pre-pandemic baseline. For most modes, this is the same period in 2019.

We use this information to inform Scottish Government policy in relation to both resilience and response. It cannot be used to determine compliance with government guidance relating to non-essential travel in isolation. Police Scotland hold information in relation to penalty notices issued under emergency legislation. For the period 15 - 21 March 2021 we saw:

  • Walking journeys up by 10%
  • Cycling journeys up by 55%
  • Concessionary bus journeys down by 65%
  • Rail journeys down by 85%
  • Ferry journeys down by 55%
  • Air journeys down by 80%
  • Car journeys down by 25%

These figures are prepared by Transport Scotland statisticians and compare actual journeys against a pre-pandemic baseline. Figures are derived from a range of sources, including the Department for Transport National Travel Survey, data published in Scottish Transport Statistics, and data collected across the transport networks from a range of partners. This information is provided by Transport Scotland under the OGL3 licence.

Published Date 26 Mar 2021 Type Topic