We have leveraged Vivacity’s existing sensor network, which uses AI on camera-based sensors, to gather data on flows of different classes of road user,including pedestrians, throughout the COVID-19 pendemic. These sensors are now installed in cities across the UK, providing a broad baseline for statistical analysis.
- Overall traffic is still low but showing some signs of increasing, with volumes at c.41%
- Increases are led by commercial traffic, up by c.10%, but cars also up by c.5%
- Shift in daily <2m interactions to a broad afternoon “hump” rather than a morning peak in most locations
- Cycling peaks on sunny weekend days continue to be observed
Total Traffic by Week, by Type
Please contact us if you would like to discuss these findings in more detail.