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Car dependency: how Government policy is leaving millions behind

The big picture from the new DfT analysis is more vehicles driving more miles on more roads. In 2014, 64 per cent of all trips (including commuting, shopping, school and leisure travel) were made by car, as either a driver or passenger. Cars accounted for 79 per cent of all vehicle miles, compared with just 44 per cent in 1949. Around 4,600km of new road have been built since 2005, with further major schemes in the pipeline.