FOI request detail

Traffic counts outside

Request ID: FOI-0716-2122
Date published: 03 August 2021

You asked

We should like to request hourly traffic counts and speeds on Finchley Road, NW3 7AJ and in the vicinity. We should like these for: Finchley Road ant the junction with Hendon Way: northbound and southbound traffic Hendon Way at the junction with Finchley Road: eastbound and westbound traffic. Data on collisions and accidents are also, requested, please.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0716-2122/GH
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 July 2021 asking for information about traffic counts and collision data.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.
We do not have any recent traffic count/speed data at the junction of Finchley Road and Hendon Way (the latest available is from 2017). Instead I have attached the traffic count data and speed data from the closest Automatic Traffic Counter (ATC) which is on Finchley Road near the junction of Langland Gardens (Grid: 525896185263). I have provided data for the months of December 2019, January 2020, February 2020, April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021. This is the raw data from the ATCs so please be aware of any gaps in the data when the machine temporarily went offline. The data is not split by mode however there are ‘Class’ columns where Class is defined by vehicle length: Class 1 refers to <5.2m, Class 2 is 5.2m – 12.0m and Class 3 is >12.0m so using these columns will give some indication of the number of HGVs.
Collision data is provided to TfL by the police - with regards to collisions at this junction:
December 2019-February 2020
There is one personal injury collision recorded which involved slight injury to a motorcyclist who was in collision with a car
January 2021 - March 2021 provisional (which is the latest information we have)
The data currently received from the police shows no collisions at this location.
Personal injury collision information for the London area can also be found here:
This includes a link to our Road danger reduction dashboard which enables users to plot collision details for the London area from 2017 to 2020.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Yours sincerely
Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London


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