Active Travel (Walking and Cycling) 2019-20
Active travel is measured as walking for at least 10 minutes or cycling as a means of transport to get to a particular destination. It doesn’t include walking or cycling done for pleasure, health reasons or training. Information about active travel by people in Wales is collected through the National Survey for Wales.
A range of information collected through the National Survey for Wales about active travel by people during April 2019 to March 2020.
The active travel questions in the most recent National Survey for Wales were asked of adults aged 16+ and over. Data for active travel in children is available in our April 2018 to March 2019 release.
In April 2019 to March 2020:
- 4% of adults cycled at least once a week for active travel purposes
- 60% of adults walked at least once a week for active travel purposes, a slight increase compared to the previous year
- 32% of adults in very good health walked every day in the last 3 months
- 74% of people in urban areas walked for more than 10 minutes as a means of transport at least once a month, compared with 59% of people in rural areas
- Data from NHS Wales shows that a total of 226 seriously injured pedal cyclists were admitted to hospital in 2019