Transport and Travel in Scotland 2015 - 27 September 2016

Transport and Travel in Scotland 2015

This bulletin provides the results of the Transport and Travel related questions asked in the Scottish Household Survey (including the travel diary) and uses data from a range of sources to provide context. The survey and travel diary had around 9,400 respondents in 2015. 

This publication is split into 4 broad themes:

  • Personal travel
  • Motor vehicles, traffic and driving
  • Public transport, ferries and aviation
  • Walking and cycling

This bulletin provides updates to two National Indicators, which form part of the Scotland Performs national framework –congestion, which shows performance maintaining, and public and active travel to work, which shows performance improving.

Overview of travel trends in Scotland

Rail and air passenger numbers and distance cycled estimated to have increased between 2005 and 2015. Ferry passenger numbers were lower in 2015 than ten years ago and car traffic was at a similar level. Bus passenger figures have not been updated.

Figure 1: Mode use trends