Scottish Cities

Traffic volume on all roads, Scottish cities
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Glasgow has the largest traffic volume of Scotland’s major cities, followed by Edinburgh. Traffic volumes in Scotland’s largest cities (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen) have risen overall in the last 17 years, despite a dip in the aftermath of the financial crisis and subsequent global recession in 2008. Since 2011 there has been a steady rise in traffic volume on roads in Glasgow.  

Change in traffic volume on all roads, Scottish cities
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In the selected cities traffic volumes peaked in 2006 to 2007 and in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis - from 2008 until 2011 - all the cities showed a reduction in traffic volume.  Since 2013 there has been a net increase in traffic volumes in all the cities.

Over the whole period (from 1999 to 2017) traffic volume in Glasgow has increased overall by 15%.

Notes

See Scottish Transport Statistics for more detail.

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