COVID-19 Transport Trend Data - 7 - 13 December 2020

Transport Scotland is monitoring transport trends during the COVID-19 outbreak. This information provides a snapshot of travel across main modes when compared to this time last year. We use this information to inform Scottish Government policy in relation to both resilience and response. This information 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 7 - 13 December we saw:

  • Walking journeys down by 40%
  • No change in cycling rates
  • Concessionary bus journeys down by 55%
  • Rail journeys down by 80%
  • Ferry journeys down by 20%
  • Air journeys down by 70%
  • Car journeys down by 20%

These figures are prepared by Transport Scotland statisticians and compare actual journeys against a baseline taken from December 2019. 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 17 Dec 2020 Type Topic