The table below shows that most of the increase probably came from a drop in bus usage, added to a smaller reduction in car use. Working from home also showed a sharp decrease, although with home-working now much more viable than ten years ago thanks to high speed broadband, this seems counter-intuitive. Any ideas why this might be the case?
|Percentage of adults cycling to work|
|Bristol, City of||2001||2011||Change (% points)|
|Work at home||7.3%||4.6%||-2.9|
|Tube, metro, light rail, tram||0.1%||0.1%||0.0|
|Passenger in car or van||6.3%||4.9%||-1.4|
As previously discussed, the Bristol Cycling City project probably played a large role in the increase. The map below shows the major cycle routes (some were around before the project) and key measures implemented as part of the project, along with the change in each area.
Average increase in cycling 2001-11 (percentage points)
3 - Bristol, City of
4 - 1-3 miles from Bristol centre
4 - 20mph limit area
6 - PTP area