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Regular news: Issue 587 10 Jan 2012

Statistics reveal drop in trip-making

Traffic levels on Britain’s  roads fell for the third year in succession in 2010 – the longest period of decline since records began in 1949.

The volume of traffic fell 1.6% in 2010, and follows drops of 1% in 2009 and 0.8% in 2008. Traffic levels were, however, still 6.2% higher in 2010 than in 2000.

The figures are recorded in the new edition of Transport Statistics Great Britain.

The report also highlights rail’s remarkable renaissance, with the number of journeys on...

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