Cycle Flows on the TFL Road Network

APRIL 2014  Transport

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Cycle flows on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN).

The purpose of this indicator is to assess the level of cycle use on the TLRN. The overall ambition is to increase cycling levels by 400% such that by 2025 cycling will equate to a 5% mode share of all journey trips.

This indicator does not represent cycling across London as a whole, It only represents cycling on the 5% of London’s roads that are the TLRN.
The indicator is presented as an indexed flow relative to a baseline of March 2000 (a flow level that is represented as 100 on the index).
Definition: Sixty automatic cycle counters on the TLRN provide sample counts of cyclists using the network. The indicator converts these counts into an index that is used to represent increases in cycle flows on the TLRN over time. It does not represent the total number of cyclists in London. Automatic cycling counters are pieces of monitoring equipment that emit a magnetic field that detects the presence of a moving cycle.
Cycling data is collected monthly using telemetry. This is the process whereby live data is wired down a communication line. The data is sent directly to a database. A summary of the data is then forwarded to the Head of the Performance Monitoring Team each period via e-mail.

Author NameTransport for London
MaintainerOpinion Research and General Statistics (GLA)
Update FrequencyTFL Periods
Date rangeMar 2000 to Mar 2014
Release DateApr-14
Source Category GLA Group
Metadata update2014-04-02
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