Twice a year, in April and October, Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Cycling Campaign carries out counts of the number of cyclists who pass through certain road junctions in Cheltenham between 7am and 9am. These counts have been undertaken since 2002 and year-on-year they provide a good indication of trends in cycling levels in Cheltenham. Indeed, the data they provide is considered so useful that they are sought after by Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council to plan for cyclists in the town.
Our counts depend upon volunteers for whom we are very grateful. Carrying out a count is very easy and full instructions are provided. Your only commitment is for two hours, up to twice a year. If you are able to assist at the next count, please contact John Franklin.
Trends in cycle use in Cheltenham derived from the cycle counts are shown below.
The full report that we produced following the October 2012 count can be viewed here.
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