24 June 2020

TTF Local Authority Data Digest

Each week the Transport Technology Forum publishes summary of data gathered from a range of local authorities across the country, providing an overview of how public behaviour is changing as a result of Coronavirus restrictions being eased.  This helps in understanding whether travel habits are returning to normal or what new patterns are being experienced. Local Authorities can benefit by being able to compare what is happening in their areas with the national picture, allowing local and national comparisons to be drawn.

Please click on this link to read this week’s update.

The data suggests 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.  There was also a rise in cycling numbers, probably due to the better weather.

There are also examples of best practice regarding cycling, electric buses and public engagement.

If you have any requests for datasets you feel will be beneficial to you that we may be able to offer, please email the report authors at info@ttf.uk.com.  Please also use this address to share any press releases or social media links to best practice examples you have in your authority.