Commuting to work or study on foot or by bicycle by Glasgow neighbourhood, 2011

Active travel to work study Glas NHs 2011
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In 2011, the proportion of commuters who used active travel (either walking or cycling) varied substantially across Glasgow's neighbourhoods from 7.3% in Robroyston and Millerston to 68% in the City Centre and Merchant City.  In Glasgow as a whole, 26.7% of commuters used active travel, 25.1% were on foot (81,377 people) and 1.6% cycled (5,228 people). 


The data shown above is from the 2011 Census.  

People who normally work or study at home are excluded from the figures shown. 

This source is thought to underestimate levels of walking, as the question asks for the main mode of travel used on a commuting journey and multi-modal journeys which include walking but not as the main mode of travel are not accounted for.

Additionally, it is clear that the length of commute will have an impact on how many people walk or cycle to work or study.

A recent GCPH report, Pedestrian and cyclist casualty trends in Scotland, as well as providing a detailed analysis of casualty trends, outlines trends in modes of travel to work and study in Scotland (see Chapter 4 and Appendix A). 

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