Road network

Britain's road network by road category (miles)

wdt_ID Year Motorways A roads All major roads B roads C roads U roads All minor roads All roads
1 2000 2,154 28,960 31,114 18,765 52,583 140,019 211,367 242,482
2 2001 2,160 28,989 31,149 18,763 52,656 140,368 211,787 242,937
3 2002 2,161 29,002 31,163 18,761 52,728 140,717 212,206 243,368
4 2003 2,161 28,989 31,150 18,758 52,802 141,081 212,641 243,791
5 2004 2,189 28,998 31,188 18,752 52,333 138,617 209,702 240,889
6 2005 2,186 29,035 31,221 18,758 52,480 138,679 209,918 241,139
7 2006 2,209 29,040 31,249 18,652 52,487 142,670 213,809 245,058
8 2007 2,212 29,045 31,256 18,806 52,458 142,847 214,110 245,367
9 2008 2,211 29,012 31,224 18,741 52,552 142,594 213,887 245,110
10 2009 2,212 29,061 31,273 18,729 52,700 142,384 213,813 245,086

Source: DfT.
0 indicates no data available.

Britain's Road network growth (miles)

Source: DfT.

Britain's total road traffic (billion vehicle miles)

Source: DfT.

European motorway lengths (km)

Source: Eurostat.

European motorway density (km per 1000 km square)

Source: Eurostat.

European population / motorway length 2010-2018 (people per km)

Source: Eurostat.

GDP per motorway km (million Euros) 2010-2018

Source: Eurostat.

Number of cars per motorway km

Source: Eurostat.

Road network
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The length of the GB road network has remained constant over the last decade, while road-usage continues to rise.

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