This report is the ninth in the series of annual reports by the Department of Transport (DOT) summarising London traffic. It covers: (1) traffic speeds in London, including trends in daytime speeds and some information on night-time speeds; and (2) traffic flows, including: (a) overall flows and volumes; (b) cordons and streamlines; and (c) M25 motorway traffic flows. In each year, tables and charts are provided, together with text commentary; the relevant periods vary from 1968-1994 to 1991-1994. The report's chief findings are that: (1) total traffic levels in London rose during 1994; (2) heavy goods traffic in London first declined and then increased during 1994; (3) light goods traffic in London has changed little since 1990; (4) bicycle and motorcycle traffic have both changed little since 1992, after a previous sharp decline; (5) there are still clear peak periods between 7am and 10am and 4pm and 7pm; (6) traffic speeds in London have decreased by about 2% since 1968, but seem to be rising again; and (7) traffic flows and growth on the M25 vary between its eastern and western sections. Two appendices describe the methodology used for: (1) speed surveys; and (2) cordon and screenline traffic counts.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 48 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00715905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551750-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM