Transport Statistics Great Britain 1999

December 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p14
Trade Publication
This article reports on the contents of the 26th edition of the compendium of transportation-related statistics by the government of Great Britain, which was published in 2000. The average British resident now travels 6,800 miles a year. Energy consumption by transport was 54 million tons of oil equivalent in 1999. The number of vehicles taxed for use on Britain's roads had reached 28.4 million by the end of 1999. The proportion of households without access to a car has declined from 34 percent in 1989 to 28 percent in 1999. In 1999 road freight transport accounted for four-fifths of goods lifted. 157 billion ton-kilometers of goods were moved by road in 1999. In 1999, motorways in the country, accounting for less that one percent of total road length, carried 18 percent of total traffic and 38 percent of goods vehicle traffic, over half the traffic of articulated goods vehicles was on motorways.


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