GB Road Traffic Counts

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Transport

The Department for Transport collects traffic data to produce statistics on the level of traffic on roads in Great Britain. This website provides the underlying street-level data for download.

Other sources of DfT traffic data are:

Summary statistics of road traffic are published on an annual and quarterly basis at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-traffic-statistics

The most user-friendly method to access street-level road traffic estimates, with an interactive mapping tool, is via http://www.dft.gov.uk/traffic-counts/

Data are available for each junction to junction link on the major road network (motorways and A roads). Data are also available for the sample of points on the minor road network (B, C and unclassified roads) that are counted each year, and these counts are used to produce estimates of traffic growth on minor roads.

The data are produced for every year, and are in three formats: a) the raw manual count data collected by trained enumerators; b) Annual Average Daily Flows (AADFs) for count points on major roads and minor roads; and c) traffic figures for major roads only. Explanatory notes (metadata) are available for each dataset, and in one combined note.

A description of how annual road traffic estimates are produced is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270083/contents-page.pdf

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Data Resources (11)

PDF
Traffic statistics - data guide
RDF
RDF data for 1999 to 2007
ZIP
AADF Data - minor roads
ZIP
AADF Data - major roads
ZIP
AADF Data by direction - major roads
ZIP
Raw count data - major roads
ZIP
Raw count data - minor roads
CSV
Traffic - major roads (miles)
CSV
Traffic - major roads (km)
ZIP
Major road network - shape file format

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Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 09/02/2010
Theme Transport
Temporal coverage 1/1/2000 - 31/12/2012
Geographic coverage Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Date update future 2012-08-31
Precision individual vehicle
Update frequency annual
Temporal granularity annual average daily
Mandate No value
Date added computed No value
Date updated computed No value
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