Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance
Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance

Environment 2015

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This section provides road data on environmental impacts ranging from emissions to increased fuel economy and road recycling.

7.1

Speed and CO2 Emissions

7.1 Speed and CO2 Emissions

Source: Highways Agency, 2003

This graph represents emissions with free-flowing traffic. The emissions represented are an average for all vehicles. This is the latest study representing CO2 emissions for free-flowing roads. It is only available for kilometres per hour.

5.2 UK Average CO2 Emissions from New Cars 2015

UK Average CO2 Emissions from New Cars
Year: 2003-2013
(miles per galon, g/km)

5.2 - 2015

Source: SMMT 2013

7.3

Historic and Forecast Traffic and Emissions: England

7.3 - Historic and Forecast Traffic and Emissions: England

Source: DFT 2011

5.4 Road Transport Emissions 2015

Road Transport Emissions
Year: 2001-2013
(thousand tonnes)

5..4 - 2015

Source: DfT 2015

5.5 Alternative Fuelled Cars 2015

Alternative Fuelled Cars
Year: 2003-2014
(number of car licensed)

5.5 - 2015

Source: DFT, 2015  
*Alternative fuelled cars include: petrol / gas, gas, gas bio-fuel, gas diesel, electric, and hybrid electric vehicles.

5.6 GB Average New Car Fuel Consumption 2015

GB Average New Car Fuel Consumption
Year: 2002-2014
(miles per gallon)

5..6 - 2015

Source: DfT 2015

5.7 Rail Transport Emissions 2015 Rail Transport Emissions Year: 2001-2013

Rail Transport Emissions
Year: 2001-2013
(thousand tonnes)

5.7 - 2015

Source: DfT 2015

7.8

Road Construction Waste by Type
Year: 2012-2013
(Tonnes)


Type of materials
2011 - 2012
Water recycling by 2020:80%
Total construction waste tonnes355,716
Water use at construction sites m3212,725
Non-hazardous waste tonnes354,725
Hazardous waste tonnes1,009
Waste sent to landfill0.9%
Waste recovered99%
Waste reused87%
Recycled12%

Road Construction Waste Reuse

7.8.2 Road Construction Waste Reuse

This represents all Highways Agency affiliated road construction projects throughout 2011 – 2012. Figures for Local Authority construction are not available centrally.

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