Midsomer Norton, Bath,
Survey reveals an
average 165 vehicles per hour!
We recently carried out
a traffic survey over a 12 hour period, 8am - 8pm, to get an idea of just how many
vehicles travel down Redfield Road.
In total we
logged almost 2000 vehicles, giving an average of 165 cars per hour passing
down our road; AND this number didn't include those that passed along the
lower half of the road and into Steam Mills, nor those that
came in and out of the adjoining roads.
The busiest period was - not
surprisingly - from 8am - 9am when a staggering 320 vehicles passed by. Here
is a graph showing the traffic levels over the period logged:
In terms of the types of
vehicle - 83% were cars - there were a significant number of vans - and
although HGV's were relatively low - when they did pass they caused chaos in
our narrow and congested road.
Our next step is to collect
more comprehensive data by expanding both the survey coverage area and the
time period - possibly to a full week.