29 July 2021 | BY: Asphalt Industry Alliance

Road statistics provide food for thought on funding priorities

Updated road-related statistics are now available to view on RoadFile at www.roadusers.org.uk .

Covering topics from road network lengths and funding to traffic volume and regional trends, Roadfile is a hub for publicly available data and is delivered by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).

AIA Chair, Rick Green said “RoadFile is a one-stop resource for some of the latest data from sources such as the DfT and Eurostat. Being able to analyse the data sets alongside allows users to review trends and will provide a great deal of food for thought for those across the highway sector.”

For example, between 2010 and 2019, traffic volumes on Great Britain’s roads have increased by over 50 billion vehicle miles a year (16.6%), with a growth in numbers of registered light and commercial vehicles of 28.5%. This suggests an increasing importance to our economy, even before the pandemic, of the ‘final mile’ for deliveries in the e-commerce age.