TTF Local Authority Data Digest

Each week our friends at 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.

This week’s data suggests that all vehicle types are back to their pre-lockdown levels – with the exception of cars.

The analysis of traffic in the week beginning 20 July has found that traffic is now at 13.5% below baseline, bus and coach volumes have returned to baseline and goods vehicles are above.

Meanwhile morning peak cycling volumes are at some of the highest volumes since lockdown began, whereas between the peaks and the afternoon peak are significantly reduced compared to weeks in April and May.

This week’s report also looks at how a range of boroughs in London are encouraging walking and cycling by changing public spaces, how central government funding is being used to improve infrastructure and bus links, and attempts to affect long-term behavioural change.

Please click here to see this week’s update: where there are also the previous reports for comparison.

Please also note the forthcoming TTF virtual forum this Friday, 31st July.  This webinar will cover the recent and future work by the TTF and its partners, followed by a Q&A session. The sessions will be chaired by its steering panel including Steve Gooding and Anthony Ferguson from DfT. Registration is open to the TTF community via the Eventbrite link

Published 29/07/2020