Pedestrian and cycle counts

What are Pedestrian Counts and Cycle Counts?

These counts are used to measure pedestrian and cycle movements, demonstrating usage patterns and trends.

This data is mainly used for traffic modelling, junction improvement schemes, safety reviews and environmental impact assessments.

The process

Pedestrian and cycle counts can be carried out manually by enumerators and/or using video cameras.

We can provide video coverage and undertake pedestrian and cycle counts outside key congested routes such as schools, shopping areas, bus stops, and special events. This sensitive video coverage is only undertaken on request and with permission from a local council, school, or the police.

Cycle counts can also be carried out by automatic traffic counters, when observing for longer periods of time.

Pedestrian counts and cycle counts can be used for:

  • Traffic modelling
  • Cycle improvements
  • Cycle routes
  • Safety reviews
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Junction improvement schemes
Pedestrian Counts - Traffic Watch


The UK has committed to cutting carbon emissions in the UK by 35% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Traffic Watch can help local authorities to achieve this by regularly monitoring vehicles entering and exiting their boroughs. This can be carried out using ANPR surveys on an annual or biannual basis. Regular monitoring will provide critical information, helping councils to meet their 2020 emissions targets.

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Traffic Watch has worked in the public sector for over 20 years and understands the current strain on internal services in Transport, Highway and Traffic departments. We offer a consultancy service alongside our data collection service.

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Where we invest.

  • High definition video cameras
  • GPS video recorders
  • Live Video Service: TWLive
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition
  • Radar-Automaic Traffic Counters