The table below gives information about changes in modes of travel in England between 1985 and 2000

Sep 14, 2021 / Academic / 5:47 am

Average distance in miles travelled per person per year

The way in which people depended on various modes of transportation in the UK in 2000 when compared to that in 1985 is depicted in the given table.

In general, the distance covered by an average commuter in the UK in the latter year was higher in case of most transportation modes.

As is obvious from the table, most distance was covered by cars in both years. While in 1985, this was 3199 out of 4740 miles, there occurred a growth in this distance by 1735 miles in 2000.

There was also a rise in the area covered per year by local distance bus, train and taxi. Of these, more distance was covered by train passengers, and that was 366 miles in 2000, which was 127 miles more when compared to 1985. The increase in the distance covered by local distance bus and taxi was 70 from 54 miles and 29 from just 13miles respectively.

When there was also a surge in the travelling distance by other modes of transport from 450 to 585 miles, the distance covered in local bus declined to 274 miles from 429 miles. The least distance covered by a UK resident in 1985 was by taxi (13 miles), it was bicycle in 2000 (41 miles)It is to be noted that the area travelled on foot too shrunk by 18 miles between the years.