A range of information collected through the National Survey for Wales about active travel by people during April 2018 to March 2019.
This is not the latest release in the series: Active travel (walking and cycling)
Active travel is measured as walking for at least 10 minutes or cycling to get to a particular destination. The following levels of activity were found (only including journeys made for active travel purposes).
- 6% of adults cycled at least once a week. This has changed relatively little over recent years.
- 57% of adults walked more than once a week. This is broadly unchanged from the previous year.
- 70% of people in urban areas walked for more than 10 minutes as a means of transport at least once a month, compared with 56% of people in rural areas.
- Men, younger people, those without limiting illness and those who have qualifications were more likely than others to cycle.
- Younger people, those without limiting illnesses, those with qualifications and people from urban areas were more likely than others to walk for more than 10 minutes to get to a destination.
- 44% of children actively travel to primary school, and 34% to secondary school.
- There were 225 seriously injured pedal cyclists admitted to hospital in 2018-19.
Active travel, April 2018 to March 2019 , file type: PDF, file size: 636 KB
Telephone: 0300 025 6415
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.
Telephone: 0300 025 8099
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.