TTF Local Authority Data Digest

Each week the Transport Technology Forum publishes a 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 here to see this week’s update where there are also the previous reports for comparison.

This week’s report suggests that traffic levels at morning rush hour grew significantly in the week beginning 29 June compared to weeks before.

Furthermore, observed hourly traffic levels were at their highest level since lockdown for 23 out of the 24 hours in the day.

The report says that, although it’s too soon to see the effect of the reopening of pubs and restaurants, figures indicate traffic on Sunday 5 July was only 16% below pre-crisis baseline.

While cycling levels have declined in line with less favourable weather, volumes continue to be around 50% up on baseline levels.

The report also covers local authority best practice, highlighting how authorities are getting the opinions of residents before moving ahead with schemes as well as new walking and cycling projects. 

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  Please also use this address to share any press releases or social media links to best practice examples you have in your authority.  You can opt out of this update by clicking on the unsubscribe below.