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Transport Trends 2006 Edition

The Department for Transport has today published the ninth edition of Transport Trends. This National Statistics publication provides readers with an introduction to the major trends in transport and travel in Great Britain. Through the inclusion of many charts it presents an overview of key trends over the past 25 years, and highlights some of the key issues. It is intended as a companion volume to Transport Statistics Great Britain, which contains reference tables containing more detailed figures and some longer time trends.

Transport Trends 2006 follows the structure of the previous edition, with the inclusion where possible of more up to date data. There are sections covering the following topics:

Roads, vehicles and congestion;
Personal travel by mode;
Public transport;
Variation in personal travel and access to services;
Freight and logistics;
Ports and airports;
Safety;
Health and the environment.

The complete publication, including a brief summary and the data underlying the graphics, can be found on the Department’s website.

1. Transport Trends 2006 is the ninth annual edition of this publication. Most of the statistics included in the report are National Statistics. Those that are not are clearly labelled.

2. This publication illustrates longer-term trends and also presents a wider range of statistical analysis to help put key policy targets and their trends into a broader context. Transport Trends also reports on those of the government’s sustainable development indicators which are most relevant to transport.

3. Transport Trends 2006 is available free of charge from DfT (telephone: 020 7944 4846, or e-mail: publicationgeneral.enq@dft.gsi.gov.uk).

4. The publication can also be found on the DfT website at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/trends/current/. The DfT website also includes a wide range of other statistical material and publications.

Public Enquiries: 020 7944 8300
Department for Transport Website: http://www.dft.gov.uk

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