The table indicates the average distance travelled by a person in England with different transport modes in 1985 and 2000. As can be seen from the table, the amount of miles travelled in all types of transport increased gradually except for on foot, by bicycle and local bus.
Three modes of transport that less people used were walking (from 255 miles in 1985 to 237 miles in 2000 in average), bicycle and local bus (decrease by 10 miles and 155 miles, respectively). In contrast, there was a dramatic growth in the level of car used between the two years. In 1985, only 3,199 miles was travelled by car but this index went up to 4,806 miles 16 years later. Other transport modes like long distance bus, train and taxi were used more and more, which was shown by the upward figures. The Amount of miles travelled by other methods also increased lightly, 450 miles in 1985 and 585 miles in 2000 averagely.
In general, the averge distance in miles traveled by a person indicated the drastic increase although some modes of transport were not used as much as before.