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Where in the UK are you most likely to walk to work?


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1 Sep 2015

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One in three workers in the South East travel to work by train, whilst a similar number in Manchester travel by bus, while Cambridge has most cycling commuters, new research has revealed.

 

The study of postcodes by the Royal Mail suggested that residents in the Scottish border town Cockburnspath have the furthest commute at an average of 24 miles each way a day, while the shortest are in Kirkwall and Aberdeen at 3.9 miles.

 

It also revealed that 50% of residents in postcode areas of Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool walk to work.

 

Four postcode areas of Manchester are in the top ten for travelling to work by bus, while five areas of Cambridge feature in the top 10 for commuting by bike.

 

Steve Rooney of the Royal Mail said: “According to the 2011 Census over 11.2 million people travel from one local authority to another to get to work.

 

“That means that 17% of the UK population are moving around the country at the same time every day,” he said.

 

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