Traffic levels continue to grow

Traffic volumes continue to climb slowly back towards pre-Covid-19 levels across towns and cities in England, according to analysis of data by the Transport Technology Forum.

This week’s data digest says figures suggest traffic is now less than 12 per cent below the baseline in February, with last Monday seeing a seven percent increase in traffic levels compared to the week before.

This, analysts think, could be because of summer holiday journeys as morning peak levels are still not back to pre-lockdown levels.

The good weather means cycling volumes continue to increase week-to-week on both weekdays and weekends, but levels are still much lower than they were in peak lockdown in May.

The report also highlights news from local authorities including a new app to help people safely use public transport in London, a cross-border scheme to reduce traffic in two London boroughs, more enforcement of bus lanes to encourage a return to public transport use, investment in technology and transport solutions and more walking and cycling support.

Read the report here

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