Commuting to work or study on foot, Glasgow neighbourhoods
Walking commute Glasgow NHs 2011

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In 2011, the percentage of commuters who usually walked to work or study in Glasgow was 25.1%, equating to 81,377 people.  The level of commuting on foot varied substantially across Glasgow's neighbourhoods from 6.8% in Robroyston & Millerston to 66.6% in City Centre & Merchant City. 


The data shown above is from the 2011 Census.  

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. 

It is clear that the length of commute will have an impact on how many people walk 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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