The table below gives information about changes in modes of travel in England between 1985 and 2000.Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
As can be seen from the table, walk and certain short-distance transportation, such as cycled and local bus tend to be less preferred. Of these, the local bus experienced the most dramatic decrease, from 429 miles to 274 miles within the 15-years period.
By contrast, the long distance vehicle enjoyed a significant increase over the period, spanning from 1985 to 2000, although there exists some differences. To be more specific, the number of miles that car traveled was 3,199 in 1985 and rose by 50% to 4,806 in the subsequent years. The figure by long distance bus more than doubled during the same period (54 miles vs.124 miles), while the miles by taxi trebled which were 13 miles and 42 miles respectively. Likewise, the use of other, unspecified, forms of transport also increased.
Overall, there is a considerable increase in total miles by all modes of transportation, compared with the data (4,740 miles) in 1985, with the increased use of cars possibly accounting for almost all of that increase.