Average vehicle, pedestrian and cycle numbers in Aberdeen

Local Road Automatic Traffic Counts

A 24-hour daily average has been determined from ATC data for the following dates: 

  • June 2019
  • June 2020
  • June 2021

Following the first national lockdown vehicle traffic for the week commencing 30th March 2020, at the monitored sites, dropped to 31% of the average levels experienced in March 2019. Since then, after an initial decrease, traffic levels had been on an upward trend. However, following the reintroduction of more stringent social distancing measures by the Scottish Government from the beginning of 2021, average daily traffic levels dropped significantly, with a modest upward trend thereafter. This upward trend continued into April and May of 2021, as restrictions started to be lifted. A comparison with June 2019 shows the current daily traffic levels, for the sites monitored, is at 82% of the levels recorded in June 2019. The monthly decrease in vehicle traffic from May 2021 was 1%, this slight decrease is likely due to the impact of the school holidays on overall traffic levels.

Current Level of Traffic Compared with June 2019 – 82%

Pedestrian Counts

A 24-hour daily average has been determined from the monthly count data for the following dates:

  • June 2019
  • June 2020
  • June 2021

A comparison with June 2019 shows the current daily number of pedestrians, for the sites monitored, is at 131% of the levels recorded in June 2019.

Current Level of Pedestrians Compared with June 2019 – 131%

Cycle Counts

A 24-hour daily average has been determined from the monthly count data for the following dates:

  • June 2019
  • June 2020
  • June 2021

A comparison with June 2019 shows the current daily number of cycle users, for the sites monitored, is at 118% of the levels recorded in June 2019.

Current Level of Cycle Users Compared with March 2019 – 118%

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