Cycling and Walking: Children

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th November 2015.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of children have (a) walked and (b) cycled to school in each year since 2009-10.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Please see below the proportion and amount of children using walking and cycling to school. The years shown are approximately calendar years and not academic years. The figures for 2015 will be published at a later date.

Percentages

Walking

Cycling

2005

47

1.6

2006

46

2.4

2007

46

1.3

2008

44

2.1

2009

44

2.4

2010

42

1.6

2011

43

2.3

2012

41

2.1

2013

42

1.3

2014

42

2.3

Actual Amounts to the nearest hundred

Walking

Cycling

2005

3,509,700

123,100

2006

3,465,900

183,700

2007

3,459,900

100,100

2008

3,219,000

161,000

2009

3,246,500

179,300

2010

3,109,200

124,700

2011

3,194,200

172,500

2012

3,006,000

159,700

2013

3,094,100

100,300

2014

3,175,200

177,300

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