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: 

  • March 2019
  • March 2020
  • March 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 in March 2021 have decreased to 69% of the levels experienced in March 2019. The monthly increase in vehicle traffic from February 2021 was 21%.

Current Level of Traffic Compared with March 2019 – 69%

Pedestrian Counts

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

  • March 2019
  • March 2020
  • March 2021

A comparison with March 2019 shows the current daily number of pedestrians, for the sites monitored, is at 205% of the levels recorded in March 2019. This significant increase in pedestrian numbers is a result of much greater levels of recreational walking than usual, at sites like Duthie Park, Seaton Park and the Beach Esplanade.

Current Level of Pedestrians Compared with March 2019 – 205%

 

Cycle Counts

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

  • March 2019
  • March 2020
  • March 2021

A comparison with March 2019 shows the current daily number of cycle users, for the sites monitored, is at 144% of the levels recorded in March 2019.

Current Level of Cycle Users Compared with March 2019 – 144%

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