Introduction 1: The table indicates how the modes of travelling changed over a period of 15 years from 1985 to 2000 in England.
Introduction 2: The diagram presents an overall view of the length of the distance by one person a year in different modes of transportation in England in 1985 and 2000.
Overall, the length of distance travelled by one person a year increased, mainly because of growth in the car routes during the given period.
A major way of commuting for an English person was by cars, increasing from about 3200 miles to 4800 miles, a 50 % increase in 15 years. The figure for local bus and other transportation was similar in 1985, each constituting over 400 miles. However, coming to 2000, while it decreased for local buses, the proportion of other transport increased nearly 25%. Likewise, the figures for walking and train were similar, but at shorter miles in 1985 before an about 20 miles decrease in walking and roughly 80 miles increase in train. Interestingly, these changes were repeated for bicycles and long distance buses, when each length of distance travelled via these modes of transportation was about 50 miles in 1985and fifteen years later, it declined to 41 miles in bicycles and more than doubled in long distance buses. The least popular way of commuting, travelling by taxis, more than tripled from 13 miles to 42 miles.
The bicycle was used for an average of 50 miles travel by each person in 1985 and that decreased to 41 miles in 2000 which show the decline of bicycle usages by British. Train, local distance buses were two other modes of travel by British people whose popularity increased over time. In 1985, 255 miles distance was travelled by an average British on foot while this distance decreased a bit in 2000. The other transportation were used comprises about 450 miles per person in 1985 which increased to 585 in 2000.
In summary, the popularity of car as transportation gained popularity among British people in 15 years of time and they mostly preferred to use cars as their means of travel.