Road length and traffic by road type in the United Kingdom 2017

Comparison of road length and traffic by road types in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2019
Road length and traffic by road type in the United Kingdom 2017 This statistic compares the road lengths of different types of road in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 with the amount of road traffic they carry as percentage shares of the total values. Thus motorways, which only make up one percent of the UK's total road network, carry a fifth of the country's total traffic. On the other hand, rural minor roads make up the majority of the road network in terms of length, but only carry 14 percent of the road traffic.
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Comparison of road length and traffic by road types in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

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Road trafficRoad length
Rural 'A' Roads30%9%
Motorways21%1%
Urban Minor Roads20%35%
Urban 'A' Roads15%3%
Rural Minor Roads14%53%
Road trafficRoad length
Rural 'A' Roads30%9%
Motorways21%1%
Urban Minor Roads20%35%
Urban 'A' Roads15%3%
Rural Minor Roads14%53%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2019
This statistic compares the road lengths of different types of road in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 with the amount of road traffic they carry as percentage shares of the total values. Thus motorways, which only make up one percent of the UK's total road network, carry a fifth of the country's total traffic. On the other hand, rural minor roads make up the majority of the road network in terms of length, but only carry 14 percent of the road traffic.
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