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Survey Commissioned to Provide Latest Data on Cambridge’s Traffic

Published: Friday, May 12, 2017

The City Deal is working to bring about a step-change in travel in Cambridge, to accommodate the ever-growing number of trips and to keep people and business moving well into the future.

To ensure decisions are based on up-to-date information, a survey on vehicle traffic movements in, out and through the city, has been commissioned that will supplement existing data.

An independent firm will undertake the survey continuously over seven days in June using temporary Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

The information will be sanitised by the DVLA to remove any personal data and instead each vehicle will be allocated a unique reference. This anonymised data can then be used for understanding vehicle emissions, origin and destination movements and journey times and will ultimately be used for travel planning purposes and to help identify factors contributing to poor air quality.

The data from the traffic survey will be analysed in late summer and used to inform our transport projects and assist our City Deal partners. It will also be used to update the county’s traffic modelling system.