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Active travel: Walking and cycling

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  • Release date: 28 October 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
A report which includes data on the number of people walking and cycling.

Key points

For people in Wales aged 16 and over, and reporting on their travel over the previous 3 months:

  • 6 per cent of adults cycled at least once or twice a week for active travel purposes
  • 43 per cent of adults walked at least several times a week for active travel purposes
  • When asked about the last seven days, 34 per cent of adults reported doing no active travel
  • Half of all primary school children (regardless of distance from home to school) walked to school
  • Just over a third of all secondary school pupils (regardless of distance from home to school) walked to school
  • Only 2 percent of primary school children cycled to school (regardless of distance from home to school)
  • Less than 1 per cent of all secondary school pupils cycled to school (regardless of distance from home to school)
  • There were 269 seriously injured pedal cyclists admitted to hospital.

This information was collected through the National Survey for Wales.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6960
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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