This page provides links to local traffic data from:
- Department for Transport
- Local main roads
- within LTN
- local citizen counts.
You can click on each graph for an enlarged view and follow the links to the source data.
- There has been a massive increase in traffic in London since 2009
- Virtually all this increase has materialised on minor roads (‘C’ and unclassified)
- Croydon matches these trends
- Traffic increases on specific rat-run roads are even more significant
Articles on traffic
- How the traffic came and took over our neighbourhood
- Telraam traffic counters coming to Crystal Palace
- Evaporating traffic
- New TfL data shows significant increase in walking and cycling since the pandemic started
- Active travel in the LTN – July & November 2020
- Satellite Navigation: benefit or bane?
- Traffic surveys
- Tom Chance: Traffic reduction in Crystal Palace and Anerley (May 2014)
- Tom Chance: Crystal Palace traffic – what are the facts and what’s to be done? (November 2020)
DfT comment on above graph: “The traffic count data for a given location can be used to understand the trends for that specific minor road. However individual counts at minor road locations cannot be combined to produce a Local authority level. Traffic estimates for a local authority would need a larger sample size, and can’t be inferred from a limited number of raw minor road counts in that area.”
Local main roads
The data points marked ‘Manual count’ are from a typical day between 7am and 7pm. The remainder are estimated.
All data points except 2016 were manual counts on a single day between 7am and 7pm.
The Speedvisor is located near the entrance to Stambourne Woods on Auckland Road. It displays speed to drivers approaching from Anerley Hill (North East). It was installed temporarily in 2013, then permanently in 2019 after a serious crash. It can download raw data which can be used to derive traffic counts and speeds. This has been performed three times.
The Speedvisor has spectacularly failed to reduce speed. The record in January 2019 was 70mph.
Spreadsheet data derived from 12 pdfs supplied by Croydon Council
Spreadsheet supplied by Croydon Council
Between 2013 and 2019, traffic increased over three-fold overall but by four times in the evening rush hour.
See Telraam traffic counters coming to Crystal Palace for more details about what these citizen monitoring devices are. There are currently 3 in operation locally: