FOI request detail

Freedom of Information Request - Tfl cycle count data

Request ID: FOI-1014-2122
Date published: 24 August 2021

You asked

Further to the TFL Press Release on Cycleway 4 issued on 11 August 2021 I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in respect of the monitoring data referenced: Please can you provide the following: Copies of the TfL cycle count data you referenced being carried out using sensors installed on the road network that showed actual cycle usage between 6am and 10pm in June and July 2021 for the following schemes: • Bishopsgate • CS7 (Balham High Road location) • C9 (Chiswick High Road location) The location of the sensors in each scheme and which modes of travel in addition to cycles are also counted. Please also confirm if the TfL cycle count data acts in the same way as ANPR traffic counts and counts the same cycle more than once?

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1014-2122/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 11 August 2021 asking for information about TfL cycle count 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 the information you require.

Please find attached a spreadsheet with the daily cycle counts requested between 6am and 10pm by day for the months of June and July 2021.

Please note that we generally report cycle data at a weekly level as weekly averages, so the June-July averages quoted in the press release were based on the week ending dates. This means the last weekend of May was included and the last day of July was not included. The average calculations have been given at the top of each sheet, and the figures quoted in the Cycleway 4 press release were rounded down to the nearest 100.

We are unable to provide the exact locations of these sensors to prevent damage by vandalism. They are located on Bishopsgate, Balham High Road and Chiswick High Road.

The other modes of travel counted by the sensors are buses, taxis (black cabs), cars, motorbikes, LGVs, OGVs and pedestrians.

These sensors will count all cycles that go past that specific locations, so if the same cycle continued a journey across London they could be captured again by another sensor.

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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