Traffic grows as non-essential shops reopen

The latest traffic and cycling volume statistics from the Transport Technology Forum suggest that the reopening of shops led to a significant increase in the amount of traffic in towns and cities across England.

Figures gathered from a number of local authorities and regions suggested that traffic flow last week was around 23% lower than pre-Coronavirus levels, an increase of seven percentage points in a week.

The week also saw the largest increase in hourly average vehicle counts compared to previous lockdown weeks, suggesting the relaxing of restrictions was resulting in more traffic.

The week saw a rise in cycling numbers, probably due to the better weather.

The TTF also highlights best practice shared by local authorities, including a bid to trial electronic scooters as a mobility solution, the UK’s first junction with fully-segregated lanes for bicycles, an initiative for the public to come up with their ideas, electric buses and long-term plans for cycling.

You can read the full report here.


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