Traffic Survey data reports for November 2015 in Princethorpe
We have data for a full week from Tuesday 3 November to Monday 9th November inclusive, plus some data for part of Monday 2nd. Data was collected at six sites, see maps for location, and data covers volume of traffic, speed of traffic and class of traffic in both directions at each site. The data covers all the entry and exit routes for the village
Note, there is some data for a seventh site, for the initial siting of the radar equipment on the B4453 near Hill Top Park was incorrect. The equipment was moved on Tuesday 3 November to its requested location outside the entrance to Hill Top Park.
The data looks complicated. Here is a breakdown of what we have for each site.
The original data that we received comprises 3 reports per location. These reports are provided on the same webpage as this note. For each location, we have:
Class report – this provides the average daily class breakdown of traffic at the site for Monday – Friday. It comprises two sheets, one for each direction. The classes are: Bins 1 & 2 – cars and light vehicles; Bins 3 & 4 trucks and HGVs. The actual size limits for each category are given in metres under the Bin heading, e.g. Bin 4 is >11.5m.
Flow report – this provides the actual count of vehicles over every day of the survey with each day divided into one hour periods, identified by the start of the hour. It also gives the daily total for 12, 16, 18 and the full 24 hours and identifies the am and pm peak periods. Two sheets, one for each direction.
Speed report – this provides the breakdown of speeds of vehicles at the site based on the five day Mon-Fri averages. Two sheets, one for each direction. (Note, in the heading of some of these sheets, the speed limit cited is incorrect. This has no bearing on the data, it simply reflects that fact that the WCC listing of these roads used for the heading is out of date. For example, the Fosse Way south of Sheep Dip Lane location has a speed limit of 30mph, not 40 mph as cited; the A423 north of the B4453 had the radar located within the 40mph limit, not further out at the 50mph. Also, the Fosse Way south of the village has a 60mph speed limit, not 50mph.)
We have also now been supplied with more detailed data reports providing daily reports for both Class and Speed. So, within the folder marked ‘Daily Reports’ you can find a further two reports for each site comprising the
Class daily reports – each reports provides 18 pages giving daily breakdown of class data in each direction.
Speed daily reports – these provide a further 18 pages giving daily breakdown of speed in each direction.
A simple illustration: Consider the first set of reports for ‘A423 north of B4453’.
On the Class Sheet you’ll find that the 24 hour total for southeast bound is 4527 and that the number of vehicles larger than 11.5 metres in the period from 13:00 to 14:00 was 14.
On the Flow sheet you’ll find the 5 day average figure that occurs on the previous sheet (4527) and, e.g., the 12 hour period on Thursday had 3646 vehicles southeast bound, and on Tuesday morning between 7:00 and 8:00 386 vehicles pased northwest bound.
On the speed sheet you’ll find that over a 24 hour period 700 vehicles travelled at speeds in the range 51-56mph (and remember, the speed limit in force here is 40mph!) This sheet works with the 5 day averages.
In the daily reports folder, you can find two more reports for this location providing daily class and speed analysis in both directions. If you can find the data cited above for the first three reports for this location, you should be able to read the daily reports for this location and make sense of all the other reports for all the locations.
In a nutshell- Princethorpe Traffic Survey November 2015 Headline summary
OR Full listed data (see below)
We conducted the same traffic survey for same period in November 2016. Please see below link for a summary and full results.