FOI request detail

Scoot data for Hackney for the last 12 months

Request ID: FOI-2766-2021
Date published: 01 June 2021

You asked

Please provide data from any traffic enabled SCOOT from roads in and around Hackney . This to include junctions: Clapton Road and Lea Bridge road Lower Clapton Road and Urswick Road Dalston Lane and Amhurst Road Dalston Lane and Pembury Road Dalston Lane and Graham Road Dalston Lane and Kingsland High Street Dalston Lane and Queensbridge Road Cricketfield Road and Lower Clapton road Homerton High street and Kenworthy road Homerton High Street and Ponsford road Well street and Mare Street Albion Road and Stoke Newington High Street Evering road and Stoke Newington High Street Stoke Newington High Street and Stoke Newington Church Street Balls pond road and Kingsland Road Cambridge Heath Road (A107) and Hackney City Road Queensbridge Road and Hackney City road Old street and Hackney City Road Old Street and Kingsland Road Old street and City Road Graphs of the last 24 months for congestion and flow would be great .

We answered

TfL Ref: 2609-2021, 2607-2021 and 2605-2021

Thank you for your requests received by us on 6 April 2021 asking for SCOOT data for a number of road junctions in the London Borough of Hackney.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.

Please see attached data as requested which has been extracted from our UTC SCOOT system. The Flow and Congestion are daily aggregations shown as sum and average respectively and cover the complete 24 hour period over the past two years from 01/4/2019 to 31/3/2021.

Flow data is recorded based upon the number of vehicles recording passing over our on street detectors. The graphs show the change in flow during the dates mentioned above, measured from the vehicle detectors near each location, but due to the way the data is collected the absolute flow numbers are approximate. Congestion data is recorded based upon the percentage of time the detector is registering activity without breaks (suggesting a vehicle is stationary upon it).

Please note that there are a couple of junctions you asked about that don’t have signals (Homerton High Street / Kenworthy Road and Albion Road /  Stoke Newington High Street);  there’s one junction you asked about where the roads don’t meet (Evering Road / Stoke Newington High Street) and there is one junction where the data is not available (Old Street / Hackney City Road) because it was not connected to our Urban Traffic Control (UTC) system.

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Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London


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