Transport and Travel in Scotland 2017
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 9,800 respondents in 2017.
This publication is split into 4 broad themes:
- Personal travel
- Motor vehicles, traffic and driving
- Public transport and aviation
- Walking and cycling
Overview of travel trends in Scotland
Rail and air passenger numbers, as well as car traffic and distance cycled, are estimated to have increased between 2007 and 2017. Rail showed the greatest percentage increase (31%). Bus passenger numbers showed a substantial decline over ten years (22%) [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Mode use trends
Sources: DfT, ORR, CAA, Ferry operators (Not all National Statistics).
Notes: Rail and bus passengers based on financial year, 2017 bus figure is provisional. Ferry does not include figures for passenger numbers on the Corran ferry service, Car, motorcycle and bicycle traffic estimates indicate the broad level of traffic, so year-on-year comparisons should be made with caution as they are estimated based on a small cross-section of Scottish roads, particularly for cycle traffic.