It seems as though British drivers have no choice but to make use of their own transport.
That’s according to a report from the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) that suggests that over the past year, British motorists have taken a greater share of transport journeys than ever before.
The report found that since 2010, more than 70% of all transport journeys have been undertaken by British drivers, with drivers travelling to work and back from work in more than half the journeys.
According to the report, the average journey taken by British motorists has increased by 17.5% between 2010 and 2020.
The IPP found that drivers have taken on more journeys, including more than twice as many journeys from London to London and back, as they did between 2010-2020.
This has led to a dramatic increase in the proportion of journeys made by British vehicles being taken to and from destinations in the UK, particularly London and Manchester.
According to a spokesperson for Transport for London, the increase in journeys made from London was primarily driven by the rise in the number of journeys from the capital to destinations in central and south-west England.
This, combined with a rise in passengers travelling on a daily basis, was the main driver for the increase.
This increase in journey taking has been particularly evident in the capital’s commuter areas, where journeys made over the last year have risen by nearly a third.
It is estimated that between March and April of 2020, over 20 million journeys were made in the Capital, with around 7.4 million of those journeys being from the London to Manchester and London to Birmingham.
The report also found that over 4.4 billion journeys were taken on British roads in the last decade, and that over a quarter of all journeys in the country were made by motor vehicles.
Although the increase has been relatively small compared to other OECD countries, the data shows that British drivers are continuing to take a bigger share of journeys than many other OECD nations, including the United States and Germany.
Since 2010, British drivers accounted for nearly 60% of the total journeys taken on UK roads, while the U.S. accounted for around 15%.
Germany is second with 13%, with France and Spain trailing behind at 10% and 7% respectively.
More than a quarter (26%) of all motor vehicle journeys were carried by a passenger, while more than a third (36%) of the journeys were driven by an employee.
In terms of total journey taking, the number has increased from 9.5 billion in 2010 to 12.6 billion in 2020.
However, the report also suggests that this is not the case in other OECD economies.
As of 2020 there were nearly 2.4 trillion vehicles on the road in Germany, compared to 9.3 trillion vehicles in the U and E.A.U. and just 2.5 trillion vehicles worldwide.
For Britain, this means that the UK has overtaken other European countries in terms of the proportion that drivers are taking part in transport journeys.
Over the same period, the share of UK transport journeys that were made entirely by vehicles increased from 11% to 18% in Germany and from 11.6% to 19% in France and from 8.5 % to 11.8% in Spain.
However, this is less the case for other OECD members.
Between 2010 and 2018, the proportion driving on British transport roads decreased in Italy, from 7.2% to 6.3%, and in the Netherlands from 2.6 % to 3.1%.
However the figures also indicate that the proportion taking part-time and casual work in transport has increased significantly in the past decade.
According to the IPP report, between 2010, when the proportion took part-and-half work in the transport sector was 11%, and 2018 when the share took part was 15%, the number taking part fell from 14% to 11%.
The report found the decline in the share taking part was particularly pronounced in the United Kingdom, with the share going from 21% in 2010 and 22% in 2020 to 18.6%, 21.2 and 23.4% respectively, in Germany.
However the report did not reveal whether this trend is continuing or if there are signs of a recovery in the numbers taking part.